Cannabis Dispensary Licensing & Regulatory Compliance
Questions about dispensary applications, licensing & cannabis law in Illinois?
We can help. Our cannabis lawyers in Illinois can help you navigate the complex process to prepare and submit dispensary license applications and cannabis growing operation license applications for both recreational and medical use. From location zoning to financial capital requirements, our cannabis attorneys have experience helping clients understand the new laws that govern dispensaries, growing operations and other cannabis-related businesses. With a limited number of marijuana dispensary licenses issued by the state of Illinois, every detail on your application matters. There is little room for error and whether you’re interested in obtaining a dispensary license, a growing operation license or you have questions about a new cannabis-related business venture, our experienced attorneys are here to help.
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Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (the Compassionate Use Act) was signed by Governor Quinn on August 1, 2013 and went into effect on January 1, 2014. The law pertaining to cannabis in Illinois is still emerging. Cannabis businesses and prescribers need trusted and experienced counsel with an understanding of the administrative functions of government agencies for assistance with responding to legal challenges or setting up a cannabis-related business. In addition, due to the fact that the Compassionate Use Act is still in its infancy, cannabis businesses and prescribers must rely upon knowledgeable counsel to stay up-to-date with changes and developments in the law.
Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
Three separate government agencies in Illinois are responsible for licensing and regulating the business and affairs of the cannabis industry – the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Goldberg Law Group is uniquely positioned to assist clients with licensing and regulatory compliance matters related to the cannabis industry.
Our extensive experience representing licensed health care professionals in contested administrative proceedings in Illinois provides us with a solid understanding of the laws and rules pertaining to those administrative agencies that are responsible for overseeing and regulating the Compassionate Use Act. Moreover, our four decades of experience representing businesses and individuals in the health care industry provides us with the necessary background to advise and assist cannabis businesses and prescribers with compliance with existing rules and regulations.
Owners of cannabis-related businesses encounter the same issues that every business owner encounters, but also face additional hurdles created by state and federal laws that are specific to the cannabis-industry. Our attorneys have specific experience providing legal representation to cannabis-related businesses.
Despite the fact that the Compassionate Use Act in Illinois has only been in existence for a few years, the attorneys at Goldberg Law Group have made significant progress developing the laws and regulations pertaining to the cannabis-industry. Some of our successful outcomes are described below:
Assisted an Illinois business obtain its dispensary license despite significant challenges leveled by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, as well as, preparing and submitting dispensary applications for numerous other new cannabis businesses in Illinois.
Represented Illinois citizens attempting to add conditions to the list of those qualifying for a medical cannabis prescription under the Compassionate Use Act. In doing so, we helped solidify the develop the standards, processes and procedures by which the Department of Public Health may review and determine whether to grant a citizen’s petition to recognize additional qualifying conditions under Illinois law.
Practice Areas in Illinois
Our attorneys are vigorous advocates for physicians in medical staff hearings and appeals. We work hard to protect and preserve the rights of Illinois and Arizona physicians under the medical staff bylaws and state and federal laws and defend adverse actions that threaten your membership and privileges.
Medical Staff Credentialing & Peer Review
Our healthcare attorneys routinely counsel and advise physicians with issues related to medical staff credentialing and peer review. We identify and safeguard your rights under the medical staff bylaws and applicable laws and make sure your status is presented in the most favorable light.
Corporate Formation & Organization
Healthcare providers who are interested in forming and organizing their own business must adhere to a unique set of laws and regulations. Our attorneys rely upon industry-specific knowledge gained through 40 years of experience to advise physicians, chiropractors and other healthcare service providers through the process of forming and organizing their own business.