As pioneers in an emerging industry, cannabis technology companies face unique issues that require specialized legal guidance and regulatory advice. They need cannabis law attorneys with an in-depth understanding of state and local cannabis regulations, the impacts of federal illegality, and how the cannabis industry operates. 

Vicente LLP is uniquely positioned to meet these needs and ensure our clients can effectively and efficiently deliver their ancillary and support services to cannabis businesses. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to help technology companies understand all aspects of the regulated cannabis market, from big-picture questions of federal law and policy to granular state or local regulatory concerns regarding operational issues, such as advertising restrictions. 

We employ a cross-disciplinary approach that spans several of our practice areas to provide clients with the services they need to position themselves for success. We also maintain collaborative relationships with strategic international counsel in Canada, Mexico, and countries within the European Union and South America, allowing our clients to capitalize on opportunities not just throughout the U.S., but around the world.


  • Advising on compliance with ownership rules across all major US jurisdictions, including triggers based on payment and relationship terms

  • Advising on potential disclosure requirements

  • Advising on federal and state policies regarding hemp and CBD as it relates to tech companies

  • Advising on compliance regarding control parameters

  • Advising on cannabis technology specific regulations

  • Advising on risk associated with automated text messaging programs

  • Drafting commercial contracts

  • Advising on risks related to payment processing

  • Advising on compliance related to online sales

  • Advising on compliance with advertising regulations

  • Advising on delivery and curbside pickup regulations across multiple jurisdictions in the US

  • Drafting terms and conditions for websites

  • Drafting website disclaimers

  • Creating due diligence procedures for vetting licensed plant-touching clients of cannabis tech companies

  • Advising on state cannabis privacy policies

  • Delivering cannabis regulatory opinions in connection with financings

  • Working with our Economics and Research team to provide market evaluation services


  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to LeafLink, a business-to-business marketplace technology platform serving the cannabis industry

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to Leafwire, an online marketing and networking platform serving the cannabis business community 

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to Simplifya, a leading regulatory and operational compliance software platform serving the cannabis industry
  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to MJ Freeway LLC in connection with the company’s merger with MTech Acquisition Corp to form the first cannabis compliance technology company, Akerna Corp., listed on NASDAQ

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to multiple leading e-commerce companies in connection with the launch of services provided to cannabis and/or hemp retailers

  • Acted as cannabis regulatory counsel to several cannabis tech companies that provide services to cannabis retailers