Practical Cannabis Legal Advice from Practical Cannabis Business Attorneys
The Chicago Cannabis Law Group provides legal services to small cannabis businesses in Illinois. With years of experience in marijuana business law and a deep understanding of small businesses and their needs, we are uniquely situated to help you as cannabis law evolves. Illinois recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, becoming the eleventh state to join the green wave (twelfth, if you count Washington, D.C). This advancement created a new marketplace where many budding entrepreneurs will seek to put down roots, and as marijuana law grows and changes, marijuana businesses will have to grow with it. After these small businesses determine how to break into the marijuana sphere, they will need ongoing legal advice from a dedicated marijuana law firm.
Our mission is to provide affordable legal services to those businesses that want to enter the cannabis industry. The Chicago Cannabis Law Group focuses almost exclusively on helping Illinois businesses in the cannabis industry, guiding them through every stage of company life. We can help you enter the cannabis industry, check your compliance with Illinois’s cannabis laws (including the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act), and make sure your employment policies protect you against new, unknown liabilities.
Who is the Chicago Cannabis Law Group?
We are more than just cannabis lawyers. Other “marijuana attorneys” come from criminal defense or general litigation backgrounds, lacking the essential insight into Illinois business law. We can provide that necessary insight. The Chicago Cannabis Law Group, formed as an alliance between two boutique law firms, unites their strengths to offer an unparalleled breadth of service and depth of knowledge.
Scott Roberts Law, PLC, represents dozens of cannabis and CBD businesses throughout the state of Michigan. His firm currently assists dozens of medical marijuana companies who wish to procure licenses under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) and works with clients statewide to obtain approval from their municipalities. The new Illinois law leaves the regulation of recreational marijuana up to local governments, by and large, so having an intermediary who has experience dealing with municipalities will serve you well.
G & G Law, LLC, is a boutique law firm that assists small businesses in Chicago and its suburbs with all aspects of business operations. With clients ranging from one-person operations to established companies making millions, their revolutionary approach to practicing Illinois small business law makes them nimble, responsive, and perfectly suited to fill your changing needs through the evolution of Illinois cannabis law. They help form companies in-state, assist with foreign incorporations, file trademark applications, draft and review client contracts and various employment documents (such as employee handbooks, offer letters, and more). They also offer their Employment Toolkit: A Small Business Guide to Employment Law, a handbook written by experienced attorneys that prioritizes and simplifies the complex snarl that is employment law.
As the only cannabis business law firm group in Illinois to blend industry insight with extensive experience with Illinois business law (particularly small business law), the Chicago Cannabis Law Group is uniquely suited to help you stake your claim in the cannabis field. When you hire the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, you can count on personal, responsive service and quality legal advice from a trustworthy source. We take confidentiality very seriously, especially as the legal landscape continues to shift, and will not share clients’ information or our work with them without your permission.
Why Should I Choose the Chicago Cannabis Law Group?
Does your marijuana attorney actually know business law? Does your business attorney have the necessary experience with the cannabis industry to promote your best interests? With the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, you get both. Your average “marijuana lawyer” has expertise which truly lies in the courtroom, either representing those charged with cannabis-related offenses or in even broader litigation. They will not be familiar with all the forms and steps involved with forming your business, have the background in business law to know the best way to draft your employment policies, or the proper perspective to anticipate what changes in the law will mean for your business.
On the other hand, even the most exceptional business law firms lack the sector-specific knowledge to give your company the best possible assist. Since recreational marijuana was only just legalized in Illinois, there has been no industry for them to practice with! That’s the difference with Chicago Cannabis Law Group – one of our founding members, Scott Roberts from Scott Roberts Law, brings with him years of experience in the marijuana sector through his practice in Michigan. He has been down this road before, has seen first-hand what the development and implementation of marijuana law looks like, and the lessons he’s learned give us a leg up on our competition. How do you translate the legalese of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into practical business steps? How do you chart a clear course through Illinois’s murky marijuana regulations, balancing legality and practicality? While our state’s law broke ground in many important respects, including granting small businesses special access to the cannabis industry, we expect that many unanticipated stumbling blocks will arise as marijuana business owners try to expand their practices and start new ones. You’ll need a qualified business law firm that also knows the ins-and-outs of running a cannabis business. Only the Chicago Cannabis Law Group offers both.
Experience Working with Municipalities
In addition to internal business operations, our attorneys have helped clients procure business licenses, ensure regulatory compliance, file many kinds of deeds, and more. You don’t have the time or bandwidth to figure out which forms to file, on which floor, and with whom. Fortunately, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group can take on those tasks for you.
From Bud to Bloom, We Are Your Full-Service Marijuana Business Law Firm
Whether you need assistance with business operations, real estate, or municipal dealings, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group possesses the proper combination of skills, assets, and connections to handle every aspect of marijuana business law. With the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, you get every service you need in one place. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a consultation for your marijuana, CBD, or hemp business.