Providing a Full Range of Legal Services to Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis Industry
I-502 Business Law. We work with producers, processors, and retail clients to convert their business ideas into practical realities. Whether assisting our clients in selecting the right business entity to form, planning, and structuring their business entity, creating a business plan to seek funding from financiers, or acquisition or mergers, we give practical business and legal advice for all phases of a business entity’s life cycle. Read more.
Implementation & Regulation for I-502. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB or LCB) is the government agency in charge of the implementation and licensing of I-502 recreational marijuana in Washington: The WSLCB has created rules regarding security minimums and the prevention of minors’ access to marijuana. I-502 does not preempt federal law. Presently Washington State residents involved in marijuana production, processing, and retailing could still be subject to prosecution if the federal government chooses to do so. Read more.
I-502 Litigation Services. Our attorneys work closely with clients to counsel them on the most cost-effective means of resolving disputes. We provide litigation services, including I-502 marijuana regulations, real estate, and contract disputes, land use, environmental issues, and business disputes in state and federal
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Employment Law Services for the Cannabis Industry. Properly managing your cannabis related employees can be easy if you have the right documents and guidance in place. We counsel our clients in all phases of employment relations. Our attorneys handle a broad range of traditional labor and employment matters including employment contracts, wage and hour issues, employee policies and handbooks, unfair labor practices charges, workplace investigations, and employment litigation. We provide in-house training for management and employees. Read more.
Due to the nature of your business and its relationship to recreational marijuana, it is necessary to remind you that even though recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington, the manufacture, distribution, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime under the Controlled Substances Act. No document or legal advice that we provide to you is intended to assist you in either violating or complying with federal law. There is also a risk of losing the attorney-client privilege under the crime/fraud exemption, depending on the evolution in the laws and enforcement of those laws by the authorities.
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Carney Badley Spellman is a Seattle Washington law firm that offers legal services to a diverse clientele in the U.S. and internationally. Clients range from startups to closely-held businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Our services include Business and Employment Law, and Litigation.