Other Services

The Fox Rothschild Cannabis Law Practice provides a comprehensive suite of services to cannabis businesses.

In addition to our Litigation, Regulatory and Transactional work, our experience in advising and representing cannabis clients includes:


  • Assisted with structuring for-profit management companies for nonprofit cannabis dispensaries with cannabis-related services, including agreements and intellectual property licensing.
  • Counselled client in response to an RFI to partner with a medical cannabis academic clinical research center in Pennsylvania.
  • Advise a financial advisory firm regarding loan transactions to cannabis.
  • Assisted numerous clients in multiple states with private placement of securities under Reg. D.

Intellectual Property

  • Represent cannabis licensee in federal trademark litigation.
  • Represent multiple cannabis permittees in seeking federal and/or state trademark and copyright protection.
  • Advising on patent work related to processes for extracting THC and CBD and cleansing pesticides.
  • IP due diligence and clearance assessments in context of a major merger.

Labor & Employment

  • Advised clients on employment law issues related to state legalized medical marijuana.
  • Analyzed whether employer’s zero-tolerance drug policies are still legal.
  • Researched and delivered opinion on whether employees may be fired for consuming marijuana when they are off work.
  • Examined unemployment benefits for an employee fired for consuming medical cannabis.
  • Outlined duty to provide reasonable accommodation for employees using medical cannabis.

Real Estate & Zoning

  • Represented multiple cannabis clients in zoning, appeals and land use approval matters.
  • Advised landlords and tenants with leases for cannabis facilities.
  • Represented investment firm in issues with purchase, lease and sale of real estate associated with a Pennsylvania medical marijuana grower/processor.