Businesses in this fast-changing industry face unique issues and require smart, strategic advisers. Ballard Spahr has a national team of experienced attorneys who assist at each step along the way.

As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, the lawyers in our Cannabis practice are helping businesses gear up not only to seize, but to help create opportunities presented by this growth trend.

Legalized recreational marijuana is the new law in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, and Virginia. As those markets weave into a growing, national cannabis business sector, we are providing cannabis-related legal services from our offices in key metro areas—including Boulder, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, metro New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, and Sioux Falls.

We cover the full range of cannabusiness issues, from entity formation, capitalization, and transactions to banking, employment, and government advocacy—a key area in states where the focus now turns to regulation and implementation.


  • Represented a clinical stage biotechnology corporation on patent and trademark matters for technologies related to compositions for pain reduction and nausea reduction
  • Represented a food technology company on patent work for technologies related to cannabinoid edible compositions
  • Provided regulatory work and represented clients before the Pennsylvania Department of Health in cannabis licensing-related matters

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