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Contracts for the Cannabis Industry

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When it comes to long-term protection, a solid agreement is everything.

Don’t risk your business’s assets or reputation with a bad deal. We offer effective legal advice for every type of contract, from start to finish. Harris Sliwoski’s cannabis attorneys keep our clients informed, protected, and ready for what’s next with robust, industry-focused contracts.

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Cannabis Contracts

A sound contract is invaluable for providing stability and predictability to businesses engaged in a rapidly-changing market. At Harris Sliwoski, we develop strong contracts to ensure our clients the clarity and long-term security they need.

Not only do our attorneys have extensive experience with a wide range of contracts, but we live and breathe cannabis legislation and are persistent in keeping as up-to-date as possible. Ours is an in-depth, practiced knowledge that ensures we understand the nuances and terms of each deal. We safeguard your best interests so you can stay focused on the important work of building your business.

We work closely with our clients to understand their business goals and priorities and use a collaborative approach to ensure their success. Our attorneys have extensive experience in corporate governance, business formation and financing, acquiring and selling businesses, joint ventures, public and private offerings of securities, and licensing.

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As some of the biggest dealmakers in the industry, our team negotiates and drafts virtually all types of corporate and commercial agreements, including:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-compete/non-disclosure agreements
  • Commercial lease review and advisement
  • Company purchase and sale agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Loan agreement
  • Licensing and royalty agreements
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Why Work With Harris Sliwoski for Cannabis Business Contracts?

Our team distinguishes itself from others in multiple ways.


We’ve been forerunners in the cannabis law industry since 2010. Our attorneys have received recognition from our peers for our work. Additionally, our team frequently speaks on the industry’s legal issues to governments, educational institutions, and business groups. We’re often featured in worldwide media for our thought leadership.


Your Harris Sliwoski attorney is more than a business advisor. They’re a strategic teammate who’s dedicated to your company’s success. We approach every relationship with the intent to learn as much as possible about your legal needs and business goals. By gaining deeper insight, we can craft customized legal strategies to protect your interests and mitigate your specific risks.


Harris Sliwoski is a full-service cannabis law firm. Our team can help with legal matters beyond your cannabis contract or agreement. We handle every business aspect of cannabis law to provide a trusted, turnkey solution. Additionally, we help companies at any stage and in all industry roles.

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Full Legal Services Surrounding Cannabis Contracts

Whether you need an agreement review or cannabis contract drafting, the Harris Sliwoski team is your trusted solution. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help your business stay secure for the long term.

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Our Clients' Successes

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

user icon Three Continents Foods LLC

This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of our most common questions below.

What Makes a Contract Legal?

Generally speaking, legal contracts share three elements — an offer, a consideration, and a acceptance. The offer is a promise to perform or not perform a certain action, and consideration is the payment for carrying out the activity. Acceptance refers to both parties’ agreement and validation of the contract terms.

At Harris Sliwoski, we have extensive expertise in drafting clear and enforceable contracts for the cannabis industry.

What If I Have a Contract Dispute?

We understand that contract disputes can be unsettling. The Harris Sliwoski team is here to safeguard your rights if issues arise. We provide passionate representation for companies accused of an alleged breach and businesses that need to enforce valid contracts. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for successful cannabis litigation and are skilled in alternative dispute resolution measures.

Can You Help With International Contracts?

The Harris Sliwoski team’s expertise extends beyond the U.S. shores. We have a global network of attorneys with ground-level experience in many world regions. We’re also knowledgeable about international cannabis laws to provide you with effective advice for complex cross-border business agreements.

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