There is perhaps no other industry garnering as much attention as the legal cannabis industry. The members of ALFA International’s Cannabis Practice Group have operated at the forefront of the cannabis industry since its inception and are recognized in their jurisdictions for their expertise in this ever-changing marketplace.

Medical and adult-use cannabis markets have been the primary focus of investment and government regulation but the changing laws relating to hemp and its derivatives are creating an even more expansive industry. As pioneers in cannabis law, our members regularly address issues of first impression, setting legal precedent that will remain in place for years to come.

Industrial hemp, adult-use and medical cannabis markets are attractive to investors and entrepreneurs. It is essential to have the right advice to navigate the complicated legal framework associated with these emerging industries. ALFAI’s cannabis attorneys advise clients appropriately when their businesses grow, process, and sell hemp and hemp-derived products throughout the country.

The cannabis attorneys have spent years building relationships with policy makers and industry stakeholders throughout the country to stay current in this ever-changing legal landscape. If there is an issue affecting a cannabis operator or an ancillary service provider, it is likely that our members have handled it.

Areas of Focus

  • Business entities
  • Applications / licensing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions within Cannabis regulations
  • State licensing / compliance issues
  • Business / contract disputes
  • Packaging  / product liability of cannabis products


  • Transportation and shipping disputes
  • Crop / product damage claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Banking and financing of cannabis enterprises
  • Interstate commerce concerns


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Publications & News


Legal Publication Names Jeffrey Schroder From Plunkett Cooney (Bloomfield Hills & Detroit, MI) a Go-To Cannabis Lawyer

When you think about cannabis law in Michigan, the state’s top legal news publication wants attorney Jeffrey Schroder of  ...

Frantz Ward LLP (Cleveland, OH) Article: Issue 2 and Social Equity

Marijuana laws have been enforced in a discriminatory manner against people of color in the United States. ...