Oakland, CA – The current federal criminalization of cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic and the evolving U.S. federal enforcement policies present industry members with compliance challenges for cannabis and its derivative products. While they create legal uncertainty, industry participants seeking to establish a national or state footprint are committed to resolving the conflict between federal and state treatment of cannabis. Because the laws and regulations of each locality differ regarding the commercial paradigm of cannabis, legal guidance is critical to keep all parties in compliance.
Attorney Robert Raich has been at the forefront of helping legal cannabis business owners understand the law for more than a decade. His advocacy on his clients’ behalf has positively impacted millions of people nationwide interested in the medical, adult-use, and business advantages of legalized cannabis. The attorney uses his industry-specific knowledge to track and monitor political initiatives, legal developments, and current market trends to provide valuable insight on new regulatory issues.
“I have appeared before dozens of tribunals throughout the country, lobbying for cannabis legislation, and litigating cannabis cases.” – Robert Raich
The law office of Robert Raich advises and guides cultivators, processors, distributors, and retail dispensaries on how to obtain and maintain applicable licenses, achieve their business objectives, and meet ongoing compliance responsibilities. The attorney can help clients navigate California cannabis law in compliance with state and local laws and regulations. As a primary requirement for any cannabis-related business, the firm ensures that owners, staff, and operations teams understand current opportunities and up-to-date changes.
A cannabis-related business can be positively or adversely affected depending on how well a business owner adheres to local ordinances. For this reason, attorney Robert Raich guides clients on the paperwork to complete and explains future concerns. He also outlines legal options for annual license and permit renewals. The application process for state and local regulators is time-consuming and treacherous for business owners. The attorney intervenes to determine the correct legal strategy and offers legal assistance at every step.
For business transactions, the cannabis attorney ensures that clients have the correct information and tools at their disposal to make their business more profitable. In the cannabis industry, a business structure is crucial, whether from a growth, tax, or reporting standpoint. The law office of Robert Raich guides clients through the appropriate business entity paperwork for their goals. The attorney establishes and registers businesses and lobbies with political officials or administrative personnel.
Attorney Robert Raich has spoken across the US and internationally on the regulation of cannabis. He was the attorney in both U.S. Supreme Court cases ever to consider cannabis issues, in 2001 and 2005. As a former member of the California Attorney General’s Medical Marijuana Task Force, Robert has taught many classes on cannabis to cadets in police academies and lawyers in continuing education classes. Before he began advocating for cannabis business owners, attorney Raich served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate and the Texas House of Representatives. He also served in various positions in presidential and senatorial election campaigns and on a U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee, giving him in-depth knowledge of the law.
Cannabis Attorney Robert Raich is the recipient of the Americans for Safe Access ‘Defenders of Justice Award’ for his legal advocacy on behalf of patients and providers. He has also earned the highest rating for legal ability and ethics by the lawyer rating service Martindale-Hubbell. He was a founding board member of the InterNational Cannabis Bar Association. Attorney Raich’s cases have been featured in various media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, KRON, NBC, and many more.
Today, Robert Raich continues to make history defending cannabis and human rights through a results-oriented approach. To learn more about the legal cannabis industry, call (510) 338-0700 or visit the law firm’s website. Robert A. Raich, P.C. is located at 1970 Broadway, Suite 1200, Oakland, California, 94612, US.
Law Office of Robert Raich
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