Experienced Cannabis Business Advisors

PLDO advises a diverse client base of licensed operators, investors, lending institutions and industry-oriented product and service providers in ever-growing cannabis markets. As a full-service law firm with years of experience advising cannabis-centric clientele, PLDO prides itself on its depth, industry knowledge and network within this emerging space. It is PLDO’s deep knowledge and proven track record which sets PLDO apart from other law firms just now awakening to cannabis’ economic significance in the 21st century.

Years of Being at the Forefront of Advising Cannabis Business on the Ever-Evolving State and Federal Laws and Policy Landscape

Participating at any level in state-regulated cannabis industries presents unique challenges. Each state employs its own unique set of laws, regulations and means of oversight. Considering cannabis’ federal illegality, conducting business in or on the periphery of marijuana markets can be complex. PLDO’s team thrives in these industry-specific nuances.

Led by PLDO Partner Benjamin L. Rackliffe, PLDO’s cannabis advisory group has guided dozens of licensed cultivation companies, manufacturers, dispensaries and medical compassion centers throughout New England, from start-up through licensed operations. Our firm has advised both public and private companies within the space.*

PLDO’s cannabis advisors are uniquely situated to provide legal services in the arenas of:

  • Marijuana business formation and structuring
  • Licensing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Sales and Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Investor-oriented Services
  • Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment

Representative Matters:

  • Represent Multiple Massachusetts Cannabis Operators in Eight-Figure Plus Private Placements, Acquisitions and various Regulatory Matters.
  • Successfully advise over 15 Medical marijuana cultivator license applicants in the Rhode Island with respect to obtaining medical marijuana cultivation licenses from the Department of Business Regulation, including advice and counsel on local zoning and planning matters, facility acquisitions/ leasing.
  • Advise Publicly-Traded Corporation on Regional Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Matters.

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*Despite levels of legalization under select states throughout the country, the cultivation, possession and/or sale of marijuana and related cannabis products, as well as facilitating certain of such activities, continues to be illegal under federal law. Therefore, PLDO only advises its cannabis clients on the validity and interpretation of such laws. No services or advice from PLDO is intended to aid clients in the violation of federal law.