Municipalities and their respective agencies have a constant need to monitor state and federal law and regulations. A municipality’s responsibility to govern in a manner consistent with the desires of its constituency while complying with state and federal law can be difficult. Our Firm is experienced in handling challenges to ordinances aimed at protecting the health, safety and welfare of the community. We have litigated the constitutionality of certain ordinances in federal court and have worked with our clients to amend regulations determined to be in accord with law and thereby minimizing penalties and damages.
As any new business opportunity arising as a result of permissive legislation, the passage of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will require the enactment of local regulation and ordinances. Opposition to these efforts is to be expected and our lawyers are available to analyze proposed legislation and provide comment regarding potential challenges. Our attorneys are also experienced in assisting our municipal clients in the enforcement of their regulatory requirements.