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Cannabis Law

Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized the medical and/or recreational use of cannabis, with a number of states poised to pass measures in 2019. While the potential of the cannabis industry is enormous, so are the risks. That’s why you need experienced legal representation at every stage of your business – from start-up through end-product sales.

States require track and trace software allowing the cannabis product to be followed as it moves through the supply chain from “seed to sale.” By doing so, every party along the supply chain is at risk of being added to a product liability lawsuit, regardless of fault.

Foley Mansfield can assist in navigating each step of this process by ensuring you have the appropriate coverage in place and advising you on best practices. We’ve been at the forefront of product liability issues for decades, protecting and defending the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and premises owners since 1989.

As a rapidly growing and evolving industry – one of the country’s fastest-growing job sectors – cannabis is increasingly going “corporate” – as evidenced by heightened industry consolidation and the rise of franchising. The legal landscape is also rapidly evolving at both the state and federal levels.

Our cannabis team members stay in front of the industry – and the revolving door of regulations and court decisions. We are active in national and regional cannabis business and legal associations, closely monitoring industry and legal developments to ensure that our clients have the latest information. We have taken a leadership role in the Cannabis section of the Defense Research Institute, the premier national organization for defense attorneys, including chairing and presenting at the Institute’s national cannabis educational and informational seminar for attorneys. Additionally, our cannabis attorneys regularly present at industry conferences around the country.

We advocate for common-sense laws and regulations that will protect cannabis enterprises and consumers, as well as businesses that may be engaged even tangentially with a cannabis operation. In short, we define our success by the impact we have on our clients.

Our Cannabis Law group provides a wide range of transactional and litigation services, including:

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Corporate Organization
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Issues
  • Franchising
  • Governmental Entities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory (state and national)
  • Workers Compensation

Visit our Cannabis Newsroom for articles and updates.

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Timothy J. Ferguson

Tim Ferguson, a partner in the Miami office of Foley Mansfield, heads the Miami toxic tort and products liability team. Tim has successfully defended various liability claims for some of the world’s largest product, equipment and chemical manufacturers. In his 20 years of litigation experience, he has successfully defended claims alleging exposure to asbestos, benzene, radiation, chemical release, and mold. 

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