The explosion of fields related to hemp/cannabis is bringing unique business opportunities requiring counsel with a deep understanding of the interplay of federal, state and local laws and regulations. Well before the recent passage of Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, Slavin & Slavin was on the forefront of hemp/cannabis business issues in other states. We have litigated cases in Illinois state court and in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of clients well-entrenched in the hemp/cannabis business in California and Colorado.
Our Firm defended one of the first lawsuits brought by a hemp extractor against a grower with its own processes involving the proprietary techniques used in the removal of cannabinoids from hemp. This complex litigation required our lawyers to work hand-in-hand with our client to protect its evolving proprietary processes while mounting a vigorous defense. We have also handled litigation involving the supply and distribution of CBD-containing products. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the technical end of hemp/cannabis businesses.