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Canna Law: a leading resource for cannabis businesses and their communities.

Top industry organizations and media outlets throughout the country turn to the Canna Law Group for our attorneys’ perspective on the latest developments in cannabis law. Since 2010, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses build and maintain successful operations in multiple states. Through both our work and our active community presence, we’ve established a reputation as one of the most respected sources of legal information and advocacy in the field.

Beyond advising individual businesses, our attorneys are committed to fortifying, defending, and building credibility for the industry as a whole. We speak to business groups, academic institutions, government bodies, and media outlets on a wide range of cannabis legal issues. By participating in and organizing a wide range of public events, we work to strengthen our collective knowledge and efficacy.

As we continue to expand our practice to meet our clients’ evolving needs, we’re proud to serve as an intelligent, timely resource for business owners and communities across the country. See what we’ve been up to below, and follow our Canna Law Blog for in-depth analysis on the issues affecting the marijuana business environment.

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Upcoming Events

June 14, 2016

Hilary Bricken to present on panel regarding Lawsuits: the Public & Private Perspectives at “Marijuana Policy in WA State: Moving Forward,” hosted by University of Washington School of Law, 8:30am-4:30pm.

May 25, 2016

Vince Sliwoski, Robert McVay, and Hilary Bricken present a 3-hour webinar titled, “Oregon Marijuana for Investors,” from 11am-2pm. Recording of webinar to be available shortly.

March 5, 2016

Hilary Bricken is speaking for a TEDx Talk titled,“Best of Both Worlds – the Potential in Polarity,” March 5, 2016, at Orcas Island, WA.

February 4, 2016

Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken and Robert McVay to host, “Marijuana Insurance: Risks and Legal Quirks in a Developing Industry.” A 1-hour webinar presented by HB Litigation Conferences at 1-2pm EDT.

January 27, 2016

Robert McVay, Canna Law attorney, is hosting a live teleconference from 1-2:30 pm ET on “Lending to Marijuana Businesses.” Register here or by phone at 800-931-3140.

January 22, 2016

Hilary Bricken of Canna Law is Moderating, “Catching Fire: New Legal Business Around Medical Marijuana,” at Reuters 23rd Annual Marketing Partner Forum in Orlando, FL, at 10:45am EST.

December 1 - 2 of 2015

Canna Attorney’s Hilary Bricken and Robert McVay speaking at “Marijuana in Colorado – Advance Tax, Legal and Accounting Considerations,” Denver, CO

December 8, 2015

Canna attorney Hilary Bricken speaking at “Pennsylvania’s Proposed Medical Cannabis Act” Philadelphia, PA

July 17, 2015

Canna Law Group, The Seminar Group, Medical Marijuana

July 8, 2015

Canna Law Group, The Seminar Group, Marijuana in Oregon

June 26, 2015

Canna Law Group, National Business Institute, Spotting Product Liability Issues for Marijuana Businesses

June 18, 2015

Canna Law Group, Summer Soiree

June 16, 2015

Canna Law Group, Above the Law, Marijuana Law

June 8, 2015

Canna Law Group, Law Seminars International, Cannabis In Indian Country

May 1st, 2015

Canna Law Group, ‘Marijuana in Alaska’

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Alison Malsbury, Canna Law attorney, featured in: “A first for the marijuana industry: A product liability lawsuit,” Los Angeles Times.


Alison Malsbury, Canna Law attorney, featured in: “Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit in Colorado,” ABC News.


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken honored in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Honorees


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken featured in Oregonlive: “Marijuana Businesses Likely to See Restrictions on Oregon Advertising.”


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in the New York Times: “With Legalization, Lawyers Turn to Business of Pot


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in CNN Money: “Here’s the Only Pot Stock Worth Owning


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Want To Be The McDonald’s Of Marijuana? Fat Chance


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Fear, Loathing, And Space Cakes: How Should States Regulate Marijuana Edibles?


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in Law 360: “New Wash. Law Invites Tribes Mulling Marijuana Biz


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Big Tobacco Becoming Big Marijuana? Just Talk For Now


Canna Law Group featured in International Business Times: “Marijuana Legalization 2015: Should America Regulate Pot Just Like Alcohol?


Tribal Marijuana Conference featured in Marysville Globe: “Tulalip Tribes consider options on marijuana


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in Quartz: “Medical Marijuana Business Could Save Native American Reservations


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Dude, Where’s My Marijuana Trademark?


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in the Seattle Times: “State should partner with tribes on legalized marijuana


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken’s Above the Law Column: “Cannabis Advertising: Is Pot Obscene?


Tribal Marijuana Conference in the Seattle Times: “60 tribes gather in Tulalip to talk marijuana


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Marijuana Banking: Big Problems With Stashing The Cash


Canna Law attorney Robert McVay featured in the Chicago Tribune on Medical Marijuana.


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Nothing is Certain Except Death and (Marijuana) Taxes)


Canna Law’s Hilary Bicken in Fusion: “Will Native American tribes get into the pot business?


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken Above the Law Column: “Asset Forfeiture: Why Your Boilerplate Lease Won’t Cut It For A Marijuana Business


Canna Law’s Robert McVay in Source Security: “Cannabis And Security: The Road Ahead For The Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana


Canna Law’s Robert McVay interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): “Washington’s Pot Supply Is Driving Down Price


Canna Law’s Robert McVay interviewed by NBC WGRZ in New York: “Native American nations explore selling marijuana on territories


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken for Above the Law Column:”The Feds are Blunting Legal Marijuana in America


Canna Law Attorney Hilary Bricken’s feature from The Atlantic: “Seattle’s Hottest New Job: Pot Lawyer


Canna Law’s Hilary Bicken in Buzzfeed News: “Apple And Instagram Crack Down On Weed Entrepreneurs


Canna Law’s Hilary Bricken in Vox: “Why Washington state can’t sell its legal marijuana


Canna Law attorney Robert McVay interviewed for Jefferson Public Radio on Oregon’s preparations for legal marijuana

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