Cannabis Business Attorneys

Affordable, on-demand cannabis business attorneys available for entrepreneurs 


The cannabis attorneys on LawTrades can provide proactive legal planning to keep your business running smoothly during potentially rocky times. Retailers, processors, growers, and ancillary businesses need a reliable legal service as they maneuver through complex regulations and laws set in place. Our attorneys are licensed across the country and are able to provide both the local regulatory support and the broad corporate guidance marijuana businesses need to succeed. In addition to our attorneys’ experience in the cannabis space, LawTrades attorneys are available to help with corporate law, intellectual property, commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, real estate, employment law and consumer product issues.

Because marijuana is still illegal under federal law, growers, processors and dispensers are ineligible for certain protections, such as bankruptcy and banking. Further, judges may refuse to enforce contracts in court. Cannabusinesses are also disqualified from deducting business expenses from their revenues for Federal tax purposes. Thus, it’s important to have a cannabis business attorney to guide you through all of these potential difficulties.

How legal advice can help

Experienced cannabis business attorneys can provide vital assistance in every aspect of your business. 
Ensure compliance
It’s helpful to have a professional double-check things before submission. Forgetting something will only delay your protection from personal liability, plus some applications are non-refundable.
Gain a fresh perspective
Should your company be formed as an LLC? How about a corporation? An experienced cannabis attorney will consider your goals and lead you down the best route for your business.
Long-term stability
Marijuana attorneys who assist during formation will have a greater familiarity of your company and its needs going forward, rather than a random lawyer you’re forced to hire if something goes wrong.
Prevent future issues
Receive proactive legal risk management that will help you avoid problems before they arise by tapping into our senior marijuana attorneys who have considerable business experience.

Average Costs

The cost can vary based on a number of different factors. To get an exact price for your business click here.

$400 - $5000

*figure show is an average. costs may vary.

Common Cannabis Law Questions

What services are offered by LawTrades cannabis business attorneys?
Common projects performed by our marijuana attorneys include business formation, securing permits and licenses, registering trademarks and patents, drafting and reviewing vendor and ancillary business contracts, assisting with rounds of fundraising, implementing website agreements, sorting through tax issues, and helping with real estate issues.
Can I use a “do it yourself” website?
You could but you’re exposing yourself to risk. Those sites certainly have limitations, largely in that their forms are standardized and may leave out important details specific to your company. You also miss out on the ability to have an attorney examine which business entity and state is right for you.
Which states have legalized marijuana?
Marijuana has been legalized - either recreationally or medicinally - in the following states / territories: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C.
What’s limited liability protection?
It’s the biggest reason why people choose to incorporate their businesses. It provides owners protection from their personal assets against creditors’ claims. As long as the owners truly treat their business as a separate entity, they retain such protection.
What’s a registered agent?
A business or individual designated to receive service of process when a business is a party in a legal action or when the state attempts to communicate with the company. Some states, like Delaware, require entities registered within its jurisdiction to maintain an in-state registered agent.
Can I afford a LawTrades cannabis business attorney?
There’s no doubt about it - marijuana lawyers aren’t cheap. Luckily, the rates for attorneys on LawTrades are much lower than the traditional cannabis law firms. Also, our marketplace offers flat-fee pricing instead of hourly billing and flexible options like payment plans and fee deferral.


Describe need.
We’ll have a brief discussion to understand your needs, timetable, and buget.
Meet attorney.
To match you with the best lawyer, we tailor our search to the specific skills you’re looking for.
Review & accept.
We hold your funds and release it to your attorney only when you’re 100% satisfied with the project.

LawTrades Cannabis Business Attorneys

Discover our invite-only network of senior attorneys. Great companies
depend on our expertise for critical legal work. 
Jonathan Hood
New York, NY
(39 Reviews)

"From my initial contact with Jon and with each successive correspondence we've had, Jon has been detailed, patient, and easy to talk to. Most importantly, he understood the startup space and knew right away what needed to be taken care of."

-Billy S.
Philip Heller
San Francisco, CA
(19 Reviews)

"Philip designed a thorough Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for my website that was directly tailored to my business. The project was completed on time and to my expectations. I will definitely use this service again." 


-Virginia A.
Jared Stark
Boca Raton, FL
(23 Reviews)

"Jared was very knowledgeable and an overall pleasure to work with. He provided very quick turnaround and made sure all of our legal needs were satisfied. I would highly recommend his services to anyone else in the internet industry."

-David N.
Adam Bloom
Los Angeles, CA
(12 Reviews)

"Adam is excellent at what he does, has fair pricing, and is as excited to work with our company as we are to build it. LawTrades also has excellent customer support, and I've enjoyed using the interface as well to track invoices."

-Abhi H.

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