Minnesota Cannabis Law


Hemp, CBD, MMJ and MJ

We provide legal services to the hemp, cannabinoid, medical-marijuana and adult-use marijuana markets in the Upper Midwest.

Why You Should Choose Us

We offer a holistic range of legal services for the hemp, cannabinoid, medical-marijuana and adult-use marijuana markets in the Upper Midwest. 


We assist our clients in complying with an ever-changing universe of regulations. In the event of a dispute, we have experience successfully challenging regulatory decisions.


Our attorneys have extensive experience lobbying, drafting legislation and crafting policy. Based upon our knowledge of the complex laws and regulations impacting hemp, cannabinoid, medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana, we will guide you through the challenges posed at the state and local level.


We can assist you with preparation of your licensing application. Then, if trouble arrives, we can litigate to protect your rights.


We can help form your new business and get it up and running. We assist with contract drafting and review. We also provide guidance with corporate transactions, asset purchases and sales, and real estate transactions.

Latest news & insights

“High” Taxes

A large battle associated with the legalization of marijuana, in any market, is determining an appropriate tax rate. Appropriate taxation requires a delicate balance. The tax must be great enough to viably contribute to the many initiatives’ legislatures often set forward when legalizing cannabis. On the other hand, the tax must be low enough to

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How does marijuana use affect child custody?

As a growing number of states legalize marijuana, marijuana use – even medical use – by a parent may be raised as an issue in child custody disputes. While a marijuana user may argue that their use does not impact their ability to properly parent their child, especially no more than one who consumes alcohol,

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Rx for THC

Marijuana has been cultivated and used by humans for thousands of years. Evidence suggesting its use more than 5,000 years ago in what is now Romania has been described extensively.[1] Burned cannabis seeds have been found in the graves of shamans in China and Siberia from 500 BC.[2] People across the earth have used cannabis

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Lessons from Prohibition: Legalize Marijuana Now

On October 30, 2020, our seminar had the pleasure of speaking with a representative of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Minnesota (SAM-MN),[1] Kim Bemis, who is also the founder of Gobi, a program that helps concerned parents of children who use drugs and alcohol. The talking points against legalization included the belief that no psychoactive substance

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Lessons from Prohibition: Legalize Marijuana Now

On October 2, 2020, our law school class, “Marijuana and the Law,” had the pleasure of listening to a guest lecture by Kate Bischoff, a Minnesota employment attorney and consultant with a national reputation. During the class, we discussed potential pitfalls that employers encounter when grappling with issues of marijuana legalization and how employers may

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Welcome to the blog for the Seminar on Marijuana and the Law!

U.S. cannabis law is rapidly evolving. As of September 2020, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational adult use, with four states considering it on the ballot in November 2020 [link: https://ballotpedia.org/Marijuana_laws_in_the_United_States] In Minnesota, where I teach business law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, proponents have introduced a detailed

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