The United States cannabis industry is rapidly growing due to the enactment of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill deregulating hemp as a controlled substance and the growing number of states legalizing cannabis for medical use and other purposes. Navigating the developing legal landscape of the cannabis industry continues to present complex and novel legal issues for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Companies and individuals in this expanding market may encounter unique legal needs with respect to their transactions, licensing, regulatory compliance, vendors, distribution, transportation, shipping, manufacturing, farming, banking, investment, intellectual property, commercial leasing, labeling, and employment relationships.

Miller & Martin attorneys have comprehensive transactional, commercial, regulatory, investment, intellectual property, life sciences, product liability litigation and employment experience. They apply this expertise to the developing laws and regulations and other emerging legal and business issues our cannabis clients will face. With an emphasis on Georgia and Tennessee, our attorneys are resources for growers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and investors.


Related Practice Areas


  • Business Formation and Structuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financing
  • Recapitalization
  • Private Equity transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliance Arrangements
  • Tax Planning and Strategy
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Start-up and Emerging Businesses

Life Science

  • Product Labeling
  • FDA Compliance
  • FTC Compliance
  • Healthcare
  • Advertising and Consumer Marketing
  • Claim Substantiation
  • Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Grower licenses
  • Processor licenses and permits
  • Federal, State and Local Regulatory Guidance
  • Rule-making Procedure
  • Advocacy and Legislative Lobbying

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Zoning
  • Land Use
  • Construction

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark
  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Marketing and Brand Protection



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