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Expert Advisors to Minnesota Cannabis Businesses

The cannabis industry is ever-changing. When you need legal advice, it’s helpful to work with a law firm that has experience in this area. Harris Sliwoski is a Minnesota cannabis lawyer group that helps you navigate this field. Whether you are in the process of starting a cannabis-focused business or have been established in the industry, we will support you.

Our experts understand the unique challenges of operating in the cannabis market. Make us your go-to source for assistance in Minneapolis.

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The Value of Cannabis Attorneys in Minneapolis, Minnesota

As of August 1, 2023, the use of recreational cannabis is permitted in the state of Minnesota. Start-ups and established businesses trying to profit from recent changes must follow new rules and regulations to operate. From licensing to organizing contracts, there are many moving parts to becoming a business that can carry and sell cannabis.

Harris Sliwoski specializes in cannabis law. Work with our Minneapolis attorneys to resolve issues around cultivating, producing, distributing and selling cannabis. You can also rely on us to help you understand compliance standards and licensing needs.

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How We Help Your Cannabis Business

It’s our passion to work with entrepreneurs, business owners and decision-makers moving into the Minnesota cannabis market. Below are some ways we help you navigate rough waters:

  • Legal planning: Harris Sliwoski listens to your business goals and guides you through the documents you’ll require to operate in Minnesota.
  • Regulatory support: Keep up with the laws and regulations involving cannabis in Minneapolis. Our lawyers and attorneys keep one foot in the legislation world so that you can adapt to changes quickly.
  • Business strategy: Our professionals set you on the right path by helping you implement compliance strategies.
  • Legal representation: Let one of our Minneapolis cannabis attorneys represent you in a court case. We have experience defending cannabis businesses that have been unjustly targeted by regulators and law enforcement.
  • Cannabis licensing: Figure out how to apply for a cannabis license in Minnesota so that you can start serving customers. Note that licensing and sales for recreational cannabis will not be available until 2025, but it may still be helpful to begin planning now.
  • Contract assistance: Better protect your cannabis business when negotiating and enforcing contracts with outside parties.

Why Trust Harris Sliwoski for Legal Help?

When you work with a Minneapolis cannabis lawyer group, you get fearless lawyers and attorneys on your side. We are an international law firm with a long list of locations for your convenience. Few Minnesota cannabis law firms can say they have more than 10 years of experience, and our professional network allows you to reach your goals without hurdles.

Proof of the success we share with our clients is in the testimonials we receive. There are multiple examples of our professionals making a difference in the news, too — a reflection of how much we care for what we do. Additionally, we want you to get to know us before we put ourselves in your shoes. Review descriptions of our team members online so that we can find the perfect fit for your case.

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Our attorneys have the skills and resources to help you navigate a complex legal landscape while reducing risks. Request a consultation today to learn more.

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An intelligent, timely resource for the cannabis industry

Beyond advising individual businesses, our cannabis attorneys are committed to fortifying, defending, and building credibility for the industry as a whole. Harris Sliwoski’s cannabis business lawyers are more than legal strategists—they are thought leaders: forward-thinking bloggers, educators, writers, and speakers.

They regularly write articles for legal journals and frequently post to our acclaimed and widely followed Canna Law Blog. We speak to business and trade groups, academic institutions, and government bodies on a variety of cannabis legal issues, and our cannabis lawyers are frequently quoted by global, national, and local media outlets. We also have compiled (and are forever adding to) a Cannabis Glossary to help with industry terminology. 

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Ready to enter the cannabis space with confidence? Harris Sliwoski handles tough markets with bold lawyers. Contact our team online for more information about how we can help you.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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