Cannabis Business and Criminal Defense
Wicker Law Group handles all types of cannabis cases, both business and criminal defense. If you are considering starting a cannabis business or are currently operating a marijuana collective, it is imperative to know your rights and to follow the law closely. California law allow for the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, sales and testing of cannabis only under tightly controlled regulations. The starting point is to obtain a location in a city or county where you may obtain a local permit for your cannabis business. We provide legal assistance in all phases of the process of obtaining local permits.
Cannabis Business Law
The main emphasis of Wicker Law Group is forming new cannabis businesses. Former California law required that medical marijuana businesses operate strictly on a non profit basis. But current State law allows cannabis businesses to operate on a for profit basis. We are in a new era of emerging California cannabis businesses.
The standard business model for collectives under former California law was a non profit mutual benefit corporation. Often an additional business structure, such as an LLC, was formed to provide management services for the non profit. But now you may enter the cannabis business in California by starting with a for profit corporation, LLC or partnership. Entrepreneurs and investors are welcome to inquire.
Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Wicker Law Group provides criminal defense representation for felony and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Wicker has been a criminal defense attorney for over thirty five (35) years. He has always been a defender of your rights, never working as a prosecutor or for the police.
Possession, growing and/or distribution of marijuana remains a federal crime. Federal law does not recognize State medical marijuana law as a defense. Legal representation at no time provides any advice of how to circumvent federal law. The sole purpose of legal representation in cannabis cases is to provide advice and services in compliance with California State law. Despite increasing public opinion favoring legalization of cannabis, any violation of the laws concerning cannabis may result in serious legal consequences and criminal charges.