Dedicated to the
Cannabis Industry

For cannabis-related businesses, the path to success has many roadblocks.
The Patton Law Firm, LLC, can help you overcome them.


Medical Marijuana


& Protecting A License

Medical Marijuana

Applying For
A License


Appealing A
Denied License

David V. Patton

Helping Marijuana Businesses Achieve Their Goals

The cannabis industry is an emerging industry with a complex maze of laws and regulations that vary dramatically by state and are quickly evolving even within individual states. For businesses that are involved in, or want to be involved in, this industry, effectively navigating the regulatory maze is absolutely critical.

The Patton Law Firm, LLC, guides new and established medical and recreational marijuana businesses nationwide through the regulatory maze to set the stage for long-term success.

More Than 20 Years
Of Experience

Licensing And Administrative Law For Marijuana Businesses

For marijuana businesses, obtaining and protecting a license is paramount. However, this is no simple matter. The rules are complicated, and a single misstep may lead to license denial and end a venture before it even gets off the ground. In Ohio, for example, there is a limit to the numbers of each type of license granted. Businesses need to use care to stand above the intense competition for these licenses and to maintain the license once it is obtained.

I am an attorney with more than 20 years of administrative law experience. I am board-certified in administrative law by the Ohio State Bar Association, one of only eight attorneys who can claim that title statewide. This is granted only to those who are focused on this area of the law. Because this is my focus, I am familiar with all pertinent state administrative agencies. I know how they operate. I know what they are looking for. This has proven extremely beneficial to the marijuana-related businesses that I advise and represent.

Cannabis Business Law

I serve cultivators, processors, testing labs, dispensaries and all other businesses either fully engaged in or adjacent to the recreational or medical marijuana industry. In addition to assisting with all licensing and administrative law matters, I can usher businesses through the process of entity formation, contract creation and much more.

Cannabis Business Law

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    You Do Not Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer Unless You Are Accused Of A Crime

    Many criminal defense lawyers offer their services to marijuana-related businesses, and indeed many of these businesses believe that this is a criminal law matter. In reality, starting and running a legitimate cannabis business involve business and administrative law, not criminal law. There is no interaction with the criminal justice system, only with state administrative agencies. I have devoted my career to helping cannabis businesses work with these agencies.

    You Do Not Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer Unless You Are Accused Of A Crime

    Discuss The Future Of A Marijuana Business

    Regardless of the nature of your business and your history in this industry, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals. To discuss the future of your marijuana venture, call me at 440-220-6398, or send me an email today. My law office is located in Solon, and I serve businesses in the Cleveland area, throughout Ohio, nationwide and internationally.

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