Experience

Licensure for Client in Medical Marijuana Industry

In an intensely competitive process, we assisted our client in preparing detailed applications for licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana, pursuant to Illinois’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Over 370 applications were filed in Illinois for just 81 licenses. Our client was awarded a license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Chicago.

Medical Marijuana Cultivation License for Missouri Client

After Missouri passed laws authorizing the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses for the cultivation of hemp to extract and sell CBD oil to treat intractable epilepsy, we assisted our client in preparing a detailed license application. Our client was awarded one of the only two licenses granted.

Multimillion-Dollar Investment in Multi-State Marijuana Cultivation Business

Advised and assisted client with documenting a multimillion-dollar investment in a multi-state marijuana cultivation business.

Favorable Resolution in Dispute Between Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owners

Assisted a client in resolving a dispute with the other owners of a medical marijuana dispensary. Another owner attempted to appropriate the client's ownership interest and breach the client's management and consulting agreement with the dispensary. Protected the client's rights and secured a favorable resolution.

Successful Representation of Marijuana Law Client in Administrative Proceeding in Colorado

Successfully represented a client with a retail cultivation license in an administrative proceeding brought by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the Marijuana Enforcement Division. The client had been under a Summary Suspension and Rule to Show Cause Order for three months and was a few weeks from being evicted from his facility. Armstrong Teasdale was able to quickly secure a meeting with the government representatives and negotiate a resolution of the Show Cause that included no fine and minimal absence from the industry, which was the client’s primary objective.

Represented Marijuana Business Owner in Dispute

Represented an executive and owner of several marijuana cultivation and dispensary businesses in successfully resolving a wide-ranging business dispute with the co-owners of his businesses and negotiating favorable buy-out terms for his ownership interests in the various companies.

Successfully Resolved Federal Suit for B-to-B Wholesale Client

Successfully resolved through mediation a federal court lawsuit involving our client, a B-to-B wholesale website in the hemp products industry. The client was a co-defendant in a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, tortious interference with a contractual relationship, civil conspiracy and false advertising. We brought counterclaims on behalf of the client to invalidate the plaintiffs’ trademarks.