The national regulatory landscape of cannabis is highly complex given that federal and state laws regarding its use are constantly changing and often conflicting.  Kendall PC has extensive experience navigating federal, state and local regulations to ensure client compliance.  Our attorneys provide guidance and tools to help your business succeed and minimize violations and investigations. Our attorneys have comprehensive knowledge and experience counseling clients on regulations and government guidance that relate to cannabis including the Controlled Substances Act (CSA); the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill); the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and guidance documents and regulations from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to guidances and regulations, there are other federal laws that cannabis companies may also be subject to such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our team frequently counsels clients on privacy issues including HIPAA.

Our attorneys assist clients in the cannabis industry whether the company is plant-touching (dispensaries, growers, laboratories, etc.) or not such as cannabis consumption device companies. Our services include, but are not limited to, answering complex compliance questions, offering guidance and review of packaging and labeling, and creating compliance documents for various areas of your cannabis business such as standard operating procedures, employee training, and operational guides and checklists. Hemp companies and companies that are not “plant-touching” may be regulated by the FDA and our team has experience identifying when such regulations apply and how to comply with them.  Our Firm is at the forefront of keeping up with the ever-changing cannabis legislation and regulation to provide clients with real-time up-to-date guidance.

In addition to our cannabis compliance and regulatory work, our attorneys are prepared to defend cannabis companies in various government and products liability actions. View our litigation page for more information.