WHO WE ARE
Chronic Lawyers provide high quality legal representation and services to cannabis businesses across the country.
The cannabis industry is complex, opaque, and constantly changing. As a result, businesses in the industry face obstacles at every turn. Our cannabis business lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help our clients navigate the complexities of the industry and achieve their goals. We are passionate about the industry and helping clients grow.
Our cannabis lawyers have backgrounds in many legal areas including business, franchise, distribution, trademarks, and alcohol beverage law. In fact:
One of our lawyers wrote an article for a legal publication in 2012 when the cannabis industry was in its relative infancy on the issues that entrepreneurs and lawyers face in the industry;
With years of experience in the alcohol beverage regulatory space, our lawyers are well-suited to navigate the similarly complex and diverse laws implemented to regulate the growth, distribution, sale, and use of marijuana;
Many states have set up a tiered system in the marijuana industry that mirrors the three-tiered system most states employ in the alcohol beverage system. Chronic Lawyers are situated to help you find your way through the thicket of laws and regulations.
We consider collaboration to be a cornerstone of our approach to the law. This collaboration results in regular communication with clients to keep them apprised of our work and so that we can evolve our approach as our clients’ needs change.
WHAT WE DO
Opening a marijuana business is an adventure. Our attorneys are experienced with business formation, operations, distributing, licensing, and litigation, and can talk you through every step of opening your new business. We combine real-world knowledge, extensive legal experience, and a friendly, approachable atmosphere to ensure your marijuana business gets the best possible start.
Our job is to help you interpret, understand, and comply with the various legal regulations required to achieve your goals, help you reduce risk, and prepare your business for a successful future. From our office in Minneapolis, we serve clients throughout Minnesota, the Midwest, and nationwide.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
We understand that businesses do not operate in a vacuum. They have cultivators, processors, product suppliers, customers, distributors, employees, marketing vendors, and so on. As a result, contract drafting, review, and negotiation are important to any business. In the marijuana industry, this is particularly true given the freshness of the industry and the nuance of state and federal laws. Form contracts abound and may not provide you with the type of rights and protections you need to make your marijuana business a success. We work with clients around the country and help prepare written agreements to mitigate risk and maximize benefits.
As your business venture gets off the ground and you enter into contracts, you need to enter such agreements with your eyes wide open so that you can plan for the future while you grow.
Ready to open your own marijuana business? Let us help you make the most out of your lease negotiations. One of the best ways to avoid future conflict and maintain a great working relationship with your landlord is a well-written lease.
Do you want to make sure your company’s name stays unique? Is your logo a work of art? Did you finally find a perfect pun to name your new product? Chronic Lawyers can help protect your brand names, logos, and labels. We help clients protect their unique brands in Minnesota, the Midwest, and nationwide.
Chronic Lawyers help with every step of trademark protection, from registration to litigation. For example, we can help determine if your desired mark is unique, available, and protectable, and then help you file a trademark application. If your application is refused, we can respond to the Patent and Trademark Office to fight for your brand, as we have successfully done for a number of clients. We can even help protect your mark if any of your competitors try to use it. Our experienced trademark attorneys have your back every step of the way.
If your marijuana business has any copyrightable works, such as written materials, artwork, music, or software, we can help protect those, too.
Conflict is unavoidable in the rapidly growing and ever-evolving marijuana industry. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can help you navigate any litigation resulting from employment disputes, breach of contract, trademark infringement, and more.
Because litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful, we make every effort to resolve disputes amicably and outside of the courtroom. If it is necessary to pursue claims in a legal proceeding, however, we will do so without hesitation. We aren't afraid to fight to get you the best possible outcome.
From determining what type of business to form to helping you obtain capital, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate complex state and federal laws regulating financing.
Chronic Lawyers will ensure your business complies with state and federal securities laws, draft private placement memoranda and other securities-related documents that you are required to provide to potential investors, advise you on what you legally can and cannot do, and more. We help clients in Minnesota, the Midwest, and nationwide secure capital to fund their dream businesses.