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Bulkley Richardson Launches Cannabis Practice

As the legalization of marijuana continues to roll out in Massachusetts, Bulkley Richardson attorneys saw an opportunity to meet the unique needs of businesses within the cannabis industry. The firm assembled a group of cross-disciplinary lawyers to form a cannabis practice group.

To help launch this new practice, Bulkley Richardson will sponsor the upcoming cannabis conference, “That Cannabis Show” at the MassMutual Center this Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16. The firm’s panel will discuss from a legal perspective how cannabis is both like and unlike any other business in Massachusetts.

The Cannabis Group is led by attorneys Scott Foster, Chair of the Business and Finance Department and co-founder of Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), and Andy Levchuk, Chair of the Cybersecurity Group and a 24-year veteran of the Department of Justice. The group also includes Ron Weiss, Kathy Bernardo, Mary Jo Kennedy, Sarah Willey and Ryan Barry.

Scott Foster commented, “When doing business in a highly-regulated industry, a rapidly changing legal landscape exists that requires a team of attorneys to collaborate across practice areas. Bulkley Richardson understands the unique legal needs of cannabis businesses operating in Massachusetts and has developed a comprehensive practice group to specifically meet the many challenges within the cannabis industry.”