Illinois Hemp and CBD Lawyers
The regulatory differences between CBD, hemp, medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana are complex, convoluted, and nearly impossible to comprehend. Though all of the above are now legal in Illinois, they are each classified differently and place different regulatory burdens on businesses that trade in these products. And that’s just at the state level, not even accounting for federal law! Because CBD and hemp have the most uses, the regulation of these goods are especially complicated areas. At the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, we sort through the snarl of legalese that governs the businesses of hemp growers and CBD wholesalers, retailers, and producers. We provide legal and regulatory guidance to businesses across the state – advice which is especially important now, as Illinois’s CBD laws change to accommodate the recent advancements in Illinois cannabis law.
Most of the cannabis news you hear relates to personal use. One would be forgiven for thinking that the cannabis plant was only good for growing medical and recreational marijuana. However, CBD and hemp see wide implementation in a variety of industries. Demand for these products is bound to increase as cannabis derivatives see increasing sage and acceptance, and the legal needs of hemp and CBD businesses will surely grow as well. We help our CBD clients with more than just legal and regulatory issues. We also draw from a wealth of experience in business law to provide valuable business advice that goes above and beyond the letter of the law. Simply maintaining compliance isn’t enough – to truly reach your business’s potential, you need solid business guidance and trustworthy predictions to how the laws will change. This one-two punch of commercial counsel and legal foresight, only offered by the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, will strengthen your company and position it for the future of the CBD market.
When it comes to CBD law, you will be hard-pressed to find a firm or CBD attorney who has written more about CBD companies and their state-level regulation than Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC, a dedicated cannabis law practice in Michigan and one of the founding members of the Chicago Cannabis Law Group. Scott Roberts is an industry-leading authority on the state’s CBD law and represents several CBD wholesalers and retailers, and his client base includes both online and brick-and-mortar businesses. Few have guided more Michigan CBD companies through the state’s convoluted laws around the production and sale of CBD products than Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC, and he brings this experience to the Chicago Cannabis Law Group.
Explore Scott Roberts’s Best Articles on the CBD Industry in Michigan
- Is CBD Legal in Michigan?
- CBD – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
- Hemp and CBD Industries Hit Temporary Setback
- Hemp Law and the RMLA—Is Commercial Hemp Coming to Michigan?
Why are the CBD Attorneys at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group Different?
In addition to our experience in CBD law, the attorneys at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group have a long history of assessing market risk (especially important as Illinois’s CBD and marijuana laws start to interact) and positioning businesses for the future. Whether predicting how laws will change or keeping businesses safe from overzealous enforcement of CBD law, our lawyers stand above the rest of the pack in CBD representation.
The cannabis plant yields many derivatives, from hemp to marijuana to CBD oil and infusions, and CBD is only one of them. The legality changes from one product to the next, and understanding the distinctions is a full-time job in itself! Fortunately, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group is here to help.
Scott Roberts began at an AM200 (read: big) firm near Detroit, practicing business and healthcare law. He sharpened his skills there for four years before being struck by the entrepreneurial spirit and starting Scott F. Roberts Law, a boutique business law firm. While his first representations spanned a variety of industries, he saw a need for his services in Michigan’s growing market for medical marijuana. Many of the “marijuana attorneys” who were helping these businesses came from a background in criminal law and were poorly suited to promote their client’s business interests. These companies needed a lawyer who actually knew business law, and Scott Roberts stepped up to the plate. Afterwards, he expanded his practice to include CBD, hemp, and recreational marijuana.
Likewise, Michelle Green founded G & G Law to fill an unfilled niche in the legal market, providing quality legal services to small businesses at an affordable cost. When she co-founded a tutoring company after law school, she found a surprising and dangerous dearth of legal counsel for entrepreneurs. Since then, she has grown G & G Law into a well-respected small business law firm in Chicago. As a business owner as well as a lawyer, Michelle can bridge the divide, and her clients benefit greatly from this double understanding. With a team of ace attorneys who have spent years analyzing and working with Illinois’s business laws, they can translate the jargon into plain language and anticipate the ramifications of new legislation.
We expect that Illinois’s commercial hemp and CBD industries will see a period of new growth in the years to come, as cannabis products across the board see increased usage and acceptance. All signs indicate that the production of commercial hemp and the derivation of CBD will expand and, if you successfully position your business for the future, you can reap the rewards.
The Chicago Cannabis Law Group is the only entity in Illinois that blends knowledge of the cannabis sector, experience in business law, and real estate expertise to benefit our clients. Whether you have an established practice or are looking to enter the commercial hemp or CBD industry, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group can help you position your business for the future of the market. The breadth of our experience makes us the ideal firm to assist hemp producers, CBD producers, and CBD wholesalers and retailers in Illinois. Contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.