Cannabis Industry

LEADERSHIP: Jay A. Dubow and Michael K. Jones

Our experience includes:

  • representing several Pennsylvania-based companies seeking medical marijuana grower and dispensary licenses in the state. Pepper assisted with company formation, capital raise documents and tax matters, application completion, regulatory guidance, and management and other commercial agreements.

  • representing a New York-based company focused on scientific and medical research into cannabinoids. Pepper has assisted the company with a range of matters, including regulatory matters with respect to its application to be a licensed dispensary in the state of New York; several capital raises; equity incentive arrangements; patent, research agreements and other intellectual property matters; domestic and foreign trademark matters; and other general corporate matters.

  • providing corporate and intellectual property advice to an early-stage horticultural technology company offering horticultural lighting, sensing and cloud platforms for large-scale growers, including legal cannabis producers, greenhouses, seed manufacturers, bio-pharmaceutical manufacturers and vertical farms.

  • providing corporate and IP counseling to a pharmaceutical company that is developing synthetic versions of cannabis compounds for new therapies for inflammatory osteoarthritis and other conditions.

  • providing corporate and IP advice to a biotech company that is developing unique cannabinoid-based therapies for difficult-to-treat and deadly forms of cancer, such as brain cancer, while avoiding the side effects normally occurring with chemotherapy.

  • advising a real estate developer on zoning, land use and other matters related to the planned development of a medical marijuana cultivation, processing and distribution facility in Pennsylvania.

  • represented the CEO of a Colorado-based developer and manufacturer of technology and products for legal marijuana cultivation in connection with certain securities, employment and other matters.

  • provided assistance and introductions to startups and investors to several businesses in the industry.

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