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Los Angeles Cannabis Manufacturing Lawyer

California was one of the first states in the country to legalize medicinal marijuana and one of the first to fully legalize recreational use decades later. By 2022, 38 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, while 19 states and D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana. The manufacture and sale of marijuana and other cannabis products is a booming industry, although the legal and regulatory landscape for cannabis remains a labyrinth of acronyms, licenses, tax concerns, and other issues.

If you plan to establish a cannabis manufacturing business, it’s important to have experienced, learned legal cannabis counsel on your side. The California cannabis business lawyers at McReynolds Vardanyan, LLP are at the forefront of this rapidly-changing industry and are ready to help you get your cannabis manufacturing business up and running. We’ll help you understand your legal and regulatory obligations, get the proper licensing for cannabis, agriculture, and business, and build your business from the ground up.

The Operation of a Cannabis Manufacturer

Cannabis manufacturing is distinct from cannabis cultivation and cannabis distribution. A cannabis manufacturer is a party that takes cultivated marijuana and uses it to make cannabis-infused products. The manufacturer may make one or more products including vape pens, tinctures, edible foods, or topical creams. Once the product is created, the manufacturer will then transfer the product to a distributor, who will in turn sell the product directly to consumers. Special licenses are available for cannabis product manufacturers, separate from cultivation and distribution licenses necessary for growing or selling cannabis, CBD, and marijuana products.

Legal issues and business disputes can arise at any step of the process. If the manufacturer has a dispute with their cultivator, they could wind up in arbitration or litigation, while they are simultaneously struggling to keep up with any contracts in effect with distributors. The transfer of cannabis products from the manufacturer to the distributor must also be performed within the appropriate regulatory framework; there’s even a special cannabis license for transporting cannabis goods among cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors.

Make sure to consult with a knowledgeable cannabis manufacturing attorney when you are starting your business, when you are obtaining your license, when you are entering into distribution or subcontractor contracts, and whenever you believe you may wind up in a legal dispute with any of your business partners.

Comprehensive Cannabis Manufacturing Lawyers Ready to Help You

The skilled and knowledgeable cannabis business lawyers at McReynolds Vardanyan are ready to help you at all stages of your cannabis manufacturing business. We offer full-service cannabis business consultation and representation. Our cannabis manufacturing legal team is here to help with:

  • Choosing a proper business entity
  • Drafting formation documents and establishing your cannabis manufacturing business
  • Obtaining funding
  • Preparing for tax issues
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts with subcontractors, cultivators, distributors, as well as other suppliers and purchasers
  • Applying for necessary state and local licenses
  • Business disputes and litigation
  • Negotiating and reviewing real estate contracts
  • Regulatory investigations and license defense

Cannabis manufacturing is a relatively recent licensed enterprise, even in California. The rules and regulations are being interpreted in new ways every day, and it’s important to have a legal advisor in your corner who is on top of the newest developments. At McReynolds Vardanyan, our cannabis business legal team is at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry, and we’re ready to help take your business to the next level.

Our Cannabis Manufacturing Lawyers Are Ready to Help You

If you are interested in setting up a cannabis manufacturing business in Los Angeles or Southern California, or if you have questions regarding your manufacturing, distribution, or other cannabis business, call McReynolds Vardanyan, LLP in Glendale at 818-855-2115. Our California cannabis manufacturing lawyers are available 24/7 and are ready to help you step through the legal hoops necessary to get your budding business off the ground effectively, efficiently, and legally.

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