Cannabis & Hemp Law

Cannabis & Hemp Law

Cannabis Law & Hemp Law

Gard Law Firm is focused on cannabis law, litigation and criminal defense. For the last two decades, we have litigated hundreds of cases, many through trial, in both state and federal courts.  We represent numerous medical cannabis patients, doctors and cannabis businesses throughout the state of Colorado and have advised people from all over the country. We advise state, federal and local governments in their development of cannabis business regulations and are widely considered one of the country’s leading cannabis law firms.  Using our knowledge and experience we regularly teach other attorneys about this emerging area of law.

What we do:

Cannabis Law & Hemp Law

Gard Law Firm is focused on cannabis law, litigation and criminal defense. For the last two decades, we have litigated hundreds of cases, many through trial, in both state and federal courts. 

We represent numerous medical cannabis patients, doctors and cannabis businesses throughout the state of Colorado and have advised people from all over the country.

We advise state, federal and local governments in their development of cannabis business regulations and are widely considered one of the country’s leading cannabis law firms.  Using our knowledge and experience we regularly teach other attorneys about this emerging area of law.

What we do:

Licensing

We have helped numerous clients obtain cannabis business licenses.  We are one of the very first law firms in the country and our clients were among the very first licensed businesses.  The laws are very complex and change virtually daily.  We stay on top of every change and help ensure that your application is properly prepared and successful.

Legal Malpractice

Not all attorneys are created equal and cannabis law is replete with inexperienced and sometimes unethical attorneys.  Finding the right attorney is critical. However, when a client finds themselves in the clutches of a bad attorney they could lose everything and sometimes even their freedom.  If you or someone you know find themselves in such a situation, we have the experience to understand what went wrong and, if the attorney is to blame, we are prepared to go after them.  We also have served as legal experts in cannabis law and have been admitted as expert witnesses in court.

Transactions

We have handled numerous purchases and sales of cannabis businesses.  We have an efficient method for making sure the transaction is handled properly and, using our vast litigation experience, we help clients avoid the pitfalls and are truly able to move on to the next chapter in their lives.  We also help our clients purchase businesses and make sure that they get what they are paying for.  Our experience helps keep costs low and ensure a smooth transition.

Contracts

Cannabis contracts are unique and the issues that arise are numerous.  We have drafted every type of contract imaginable from leases, purchase contracts, operator agreements, management, consulting, and the like.  We are efficient in our drafting and work to ensure that each term is easily understood and not “boilerplate.”  Our agreements anticipate a myriad of potential problems and help our clients to avoid them.

Litigation

We are experienced trial attorneys and this experience gives our clients an advantage in litigation.  We are also efficient and often our opponent spends twice as much in legal fees only to later be defeated in court. We handle local and state regulatory matters and have routinely been successful in defending our clients. We also have handled very complex business litigation matters and understand the nuances of trial advocacy and cannabis law, which makes us very unique in this area of law.

Hemp & CBD

We were among the first law firms to embrace and advocate for legalization of hemp and CBD. We represent numerous hemp farmers and manufacturers.  While hemp and CBD are legal, there remain many challenges given its close association with cannabis.  It is important to understand and overcome any hurdles a hemp or CBD business faces.

Advocacy for Cannabis & Hemp Policy

Since the beginning of the cannabis legalization efforts, we have been on the front line.  We have lobbied the federal government and worked with congress to draft several pieces of legislation that will one day become law and finally end prohibition. Additionally, we worked with the state of Colorado to enact the laws legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis and have been appointed to the task force to create the rules for the cannabis industry.  Also, we have advised local governments in creating their own rules and, when necessary, lobbied for changes in the law that hurt cannabis business and consumers.  If the need arises, we can help a client to enact or change laws to support their business.

Education

We have been at the forefront of the cannabis legalization movement and instrumental in ending prohibition here in Colorado.  We are working to end prohibition at the federal level and are hopeful that will happen soon.  Based on our experience and representing numerous cannabis clients, we now educate other attorneys about how to ethically and responsibly represent cannabis clients.  We do this in hopes that we raise the bar of legal representation for the cannabis industry.

What our clients say about us:

“On several occasions I have availed myself of the services of Gard Law Firm in cases ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. In one memorable instance, Jeff went out of his way to assist me in a manner that was above and beyond the call of duty. My experiences with his colleagues reveal them to be insightful and efficient; all have been beyond reproach in matters ethical. In short, I owe Jeff an enduring debt of gratitude. It pleases me to recommend him and his colleagues without reservation.”

~ Read S. ~

What our clients say about us:

“On several occasions I have availed myself of the services of Gard Law Firm in cases ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. In one memorable instance, Jeff went out of his way to assist me in a manner that was above and beyond the call of duty. My experiences with his colleagues reveal them to be insightful and efficient; all have been beyond reproach in matters ethical. In short, I owe Jeff an enduring debt of gratitude. It pleases me to recommend him and his colleagues without reservation.”

~ Read S. ~

Please Note

All of the cases, set forth above are for purposes of example, and are not and should not be construed as a guarantee or predictor of future result.

Please Note

All of the cases, set forth above are for purposes of example, and are not and should not be construed as a guarantee or predictor of future result.

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