Kathryn McCall on “Structuring Enforceable Contracts in the Cannabis Industry” for the Federal Bar Association

April 2019

We will examine contractual enforcement issues presented by the conflict between the legalized use of marijuana in many states and its treatment as a controlled substance under federal law, and guide counsel through structuring contracts with marijuana-related businesses (MRBs). Unique considerations and legal risks facing MRBs and their partners, identifying specific techniques counsel should consider when entering into marijuana-related contracts, and providing hard-earned insights for drafting contractual terms that lead to high-yield, low-risk cannabis business arrangements.