In 2000, the people of Nevada spoke by voting to allow the use of medical marijuana. However only recently has Nevada really stepped into the medical marijuana arena with its 2013 legislation authorizing the licensing of Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) [NRS 453A.116]. MMEs in the State of Nevada include medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities, edibles, and testing labs. Nevada has learned from other surrounding states the dos and don’ts when it comes to medical marijuana law and policy and has set forth a comprehensive seed to sale regulatory system.
With the aid of Maddox, Segerblom, and Canepa, LLP’s of-counsel attorney, Tick Segerblom (a Nevada state Senator who supported the medical marijuana legislation), the firm has emerged itself as a leader in learning the ins and outs of the ever-evolving Nevada Medical Marijuana laws.
The firm has aided a number of local businesses in the MME state application process and provides legal services involving corporate law, commercial real estate, dispute resolution, litigation, and consumer product issues – all of which play a role in this new dynamic marketplace. We will help guide you from start to finish in the application and state and local licensing procedures.
We understand the big picture and are here to provide legal support to those who want to be innovative in the industry. It is important that you know your rights and can defend your new businesses. We will provide legal representation for you and your business during administrative hearings, and with our civil litigation background, are not afraid to pursue a lawsuit in order to protect your rights.
When it comes to long-term protection, an unambiguous and solid written agreement is crucial. Maddox, Segerblom, & Canepa, LLP attorneys are here to keep clients informed and help provide industry-focused contracts. Contract related services include, but are not limited to: shareholder agreements, employment agreements, non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, and commercial lease review and advisement.
Our firm is here to provide business entities with a thorough understanding of their rights and responsibilities and are here to help quickly help resolve any internal issues that may arise. Even with the best corporate agreements, which we can help provide, misunderstanding and disagreements are bound to occur. We are available to help sort through by providing the following: negotiating and drafting operating agreements and shareholder agreements, drafting corporate bylaws, creating plans to maintain meeting minutes and other corporate documents, identifying and accounting for conflicts of interest, drafting corporate resolutions and mediating corporate disputes.
Building strong connections between our clients and their local communities is another way that we can help. We work in conjunction with local public relation firms to help advocate for our clients and the industry. Community opinions can be your biggest adversary or your strongest ally, and we are here to aid in this process as much as we can. Maddox, Segerblom, & Canepa, LLP is here to strive to improve transparency and understanding in the industry between our clients, their community and governmental agencies.
PLEASE BE MINDFUL THAT POSSESSING, USING, DISTRIBUTING AND SELLING MARIJUANA ARE ALL FEDERAL CRIMES AND NO LEGAL ADVICE WE GIVE YOU IS INTENDED TO ASSIST YOU IN VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW NOR WILL IT IN ANY WAY ASSIST YOU IN COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL LAW. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) WILL NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR ENTITY AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOR FEDERAL TAX PURPOSES; YOU WILL NEED TO PAY FEDERAL TAXES AS THOUGH YOU ARE A FOR-PROFIT ENTITY.