Legalized recreational and medical use of marijuana is now prevalent among a significant majority of United States jurisdictions. Because of this sea change in statutes, the cannabis industry is now the fastest growing industry in North America and presents cannabis growers, retailers and service providers with unique issues and opportunities as well as requiring the consideration of those more traditional business and legal issues.
Pullman has developed a team of skilled attorneys to assist medical and recreational marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), and other hemp clients in need of advice ranging from regulatory compliance, intellectual property licensing agreements, supply agreements, facility siting issues, acquisitions, mergers and sales, and equity investments and structurings.
Our attorneys were among the first in Connecticut to help growers navigate the permitting process with the Department of Consumer Protection after medical marijuana was legalized in the state in 2012.
Our team offers a full range of legal services that intersect with businesses, industries and government entities. These include cannabis business formation, licensure, corporate structuring, fund formation, debt and equity financing, tax, real estate acquisitions and leasing, zoning and land use, labor and employment issues, HIPAA and intellectual property protection.
Our Business and Finance attorneys help growers through the application and approval process and continue to represent one of the first four Connecticut producers when called upon to assist with its expansion plans. Our Tax attorneys have obtained two favorable tax rulings from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, confirming the exemption from the Connecticut Sales and Use Tax of medical marijuana testing services. Additionally, our Labor and Employment Law attorneys routinely advise traditional employers on how laws related to the use of medical and recreational marijuana affect employment policies and practices.
*Cultivating, possessing and selling cannabis are all still illegal under United States federal law. Our firm limits its services to advising our clients with respect to the meaning and application of the laws and regulations in Connecticut and other states in which we are admitted to practice where cannabis has been legalized. This firm will not provide advice that is intended to assist anyone in a violation of federal law.
News & Insights
- Pullman & Comley Attorneys Quoted in Fairfield County Business Journal on New Adult-Use Cannabis Policy in CTFairfield County Business Journal, 10.16.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 10.05.2021
- Megan Carannante Talks with the Connecticut Law Tribune on How Employers Have the Upper Hand with New Legalization of Recreational MarijuanaConnecticut Law Tribune, 08.06.2021
- Andrew Glassman Quoted in Hartford Business Journal on the Emerging Cannabis Industry in ConnecticutHartford Business Journal, 07.26.2021
- Megan Carannante Talks with NBC CT about Impact of Legalized Recreational Cannabis on Connecticut Employers07.01.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 07.01.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 05.31.2021
- newhavenBIZ, 05.05.2021
- Megan Y. Carannante Discusses Need to Revisit Workplace Policies as Debate Over Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Heats UpFairfield and Westchester County Business Journals, 05.03.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 04.07.2020
- Hartford Business Journal, 03.23.2020
- Westport News, 03.17.2020
- Steve Stafstrom Quoted on Implications for Connecticut Law Practices of Recreational Marijuana LegalizationConnecticut Law Tribune, 02.07.2020
- The Marijuana Times, 11.10.2019
- Zoom, 11.22.2021
- Cannabis in Connecticut: New Opportunities and Challenges for Businesses, Municipalities and Employers in our Growing Recreational Industry10.06.2021
- Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd., 2nd Floor Events Center in Beacon Hall, 09.29.2021
- Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 09.21.2021
- Clarity for a Budding Industry: Connecticut Cannabis Social Equity Council Identifies Disproportionately Impacted Areas08.27.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 08.09.2021
- CARES Act Expands Debt Limitations to Allow More Businesses to Qualify for Relief Under the Small Business Reorganization Act03.28.2020
- Cannabis: Can I Buy This? The Current Legal Landscape for Connecticut’s Marijuana Industry and Predictions for 202001.16.2020
In 2012, Connecticut legalized the production and distribution of medical marijuana (MMJ) to registered patients. Since then, P&C attorneys have assisted the businesses that grow, dispense and provide testing services for this limited-use drug, including Advanced Grow Labs, a research and production facility in West Haven.
Since medical marijuana was legalized in Connecticut, our attorneys have assisted the businesses that grow, dispense and provide testing services for this limited-use drug, while also advising employers grappling with employment policies and practices that need to be modified to meet the new statute guidelines.