Lawyers Serving North Dakota And Minnesota
Since 1939

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Helping Your Cannabis Business Thrive

Cannabis-related businesses must navigate a highly complex regulatory environment made up of constantly changing federal, state, and local laws. In an industry where unintentional non compliance comes with the threat of losing the business you have worked so hard to build, having the right legal team is absolutely critical. Our mission is to keep you informed, compliant, and to protect your rights, so you can focus your time, energy, and attention on growing your business.

The Cannabis Law team at Ohnstad Twichell consists of experienced business law and litigation attorneys, with extensive backgrounds serving clients in the cannabis industry. Our lawyers have been at the cutting edge of regulatory compliance and protecting the rights of cannabis related businesses against government overreach in Minnesota and North Dakota. Our industry experts advise clients on business structure, contract negotiations, permitting, licensing, zoning issues, regulatory compliance, lobbying, and litigation related matters.

Navigating Obstacles With A Tailored Legal Strategy

Every business is different. The Cannabis Law attorneys at Ohnstad Twichell strive to understand your business and unique legal needs. Some clients call when an issue arises; others work with our team every week to ensure our fingers are on the pulse of their rapidly growing businesses and ready to help them jump at each opportunity. Our team is ready to work with you in whatever way best fits the current needs of your business.

Minnesota’s ever-changing laws and regulations governing the cannabis industry perfectly illustrate the unwieldy expectations regulators are placing on cannabis-based businesses across the country. While detailing the basic structure of cannabis regulation, Minnesota’s new law is littered with references to the creation of additional rules, regulations, and requirements to be handed down by a board that has not yet been created. How will new rules impact businesses built before those rules came into effect? Will business owners have a grace period to get compliant with new rules? How are business owners supposed to know when new rules are promulgated and whether they apply to a specific business? These are the questions our clients are asking. The answer is that nobody can know – yet. But having a relationship with experienced legal counsel will ensure your business is ready to react when action becomes necessary. When you choose to work with Ohnstad Twichell, you position yourself to benefit from:

A Nuanced Understanding of Cannabis Law. Our team’s experience and passion for helping entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry fostered the development of nuanced understanding of the legal intricacies as they exist and an ear to the ground on changes that are likely coming. Our team strives to ensure your business remains compliant and well-positioned in this dynamic market.

Tailored Legal Strategies. Recognizing that every cannabis business has its own unique vision, wants, and needs, we craft individualized legal strategies designed to address the needs and challenges that are specific to your business. Whether you are a scrappy start up on a shoestring budget looking to get over the initial hurdles of organization and licensing or a well-established player in the industry looking for comprehensive representation to ensure you are nimble enough to tackle opportunities as they arise, our team is ready to serve your needs.

Defenders of Your Business. Our litigators have a proven history of successfully navigating cannabis business against government overreach and regulatory enforcement actions. We strive to safeguard the rights and interests of your business to ensure your success in both the short and long term. Without the right team, regulators may try to intimidate or railroad you into an action or statement that puts your business at risk. We won’t let that happen.

Comprehensive Legal Support. With services ranging from structuring your business entity, registering trademarks, and negotiating contracts to regulatory compliance and litigation, Ohnstad Twichell’s Cannabis Law practice group has the experts you need to protect every aspect of your business. We are not just legal advisors, but dedicated partners committed to helping your business thrive.

The Cannabis Law practice group at Ohnstad Twichell has the experience and expertise to support your legal needs at every step. As an entrepreneur, you’re likely already wearing too many hats within your business. Letting the team at Ohnstad Twichell handle all things legal means you can dedicate more time to building your business and better serving your customers.

Ohnstad Twichell’s Cannabis Law practice group are licensed to provide legal services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.