Nelson Hardiman assists with cannabis licensing regulations focusing on navigating complicated local and state licensing application processes for cannabis-related businesses in California.

Our intimate knowledge of local and state regulations provides a comprehensive solution for complying with the ever-changing rules and regulations governing the cannabis industry. Operating on the industry frontlines for the past decade, Nelson Hardiman keeps its finger on the pulse of the regulatory space through our strong relationships with local and state regulators, lobbyists and trade organizations. For marijuana businesses in legal and permitted jurisdictions, we traverse the murky regulatory terrain to protect our clients from potential missteps and inform business decisions in the rapidly expanding cannabis marketplace.

Our Work Includes:

  • Compliance Programs Prepared operating plan and compliance program for medical marijuana dispensary in connection with licensing application.
  • Licensing Obtained permits for medical marijuana activity in Palm Springs, San Diego, Malibu and San Luis Obispo.
  • Regulatory Help draft Proposition D, the municipal medical marijuana regulatory ordinance that qualified for the May 2013 ballot in the City of Los Angeles, providing limited immunity from enforcement to approximately 135 original cannabis dispensaries from a previous City ordinance.
  • Regulatory Committed to keeping marijuana businesses open, consulting with regulators in various jurisdictions to keep laws favorable.