Colorado has embarked on a bold experiment to lead the nation in the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. Garfield & Hecht advises our Colorado clients on all angles of this new and evolving area of law. We have assisted two of our municipal clients to impose and enforce total bans. In a third jurisdiction where voters authorized recreational marijuana, we have drafted and implemented comprehensive zoning and licensing regulations. The firm also advises private clients attempting to navigate this new industry including investors, landlords, lenders, and marijuana businesses themselves. We have also represented neighbors and property owners wishing to oppose these types of businesses.
Garfield & Hecht takes no political position on legalized marijuana and represents many clients on both sides of this controversial issue to help them understand federal, state, and local laws.
As we advise all of our clients, the use, cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.