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Marijuana Legalization brings business opportunities. Schedule your strategy session with our cannabis lawyer, Thomas Howard, now to get:

Cannabis License Applications

Cannabis Compliance tips

→ Contract drafting

→ Negotiating insights

→ Buy/Sell business options

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Tom answers your cannabis industry questions with new articles and videos that you can search for below.  So tell us your cannabis industry question.

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  • Cannabis law is a very new area of practice, but since 2010, marijuana lawyer Thomas Howard has been researching and writing on the federal and state cannabis laws. Follow him on social media by subscribing to Cannabis Legalization News Podcast.

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Cannabis Attorneys with a Business Background

Thomas Howard spent the first ten years as a lawyer becoming a licensed stock broker (Series 7 & 66 licenses) and then representing financial institutions on secured transactions and business operations.

Call our cannabis law offices today for your Strategy Session for help with any of the following cannabis business issues:

In Cannabis Law Practice Since 2010

After years of researching and publishing on the federal marijuana laws, practical state and local cannabis business issues required our law firm’s help. Today, CBD and Hemp have joined the field and cannabis business is expanding nationwide.

Compliance

Tom helped found Cannabis Mergers Group to get ahead of the wave after the licenses are handed out.

Consulting

Some states actually allow for trademarks, but federal law remains murky under the CSA.

Litigation

Leases, closings, mechanic’s liens, construction lending, cannabis real estate transactions.

Applications for License

Cannabis license applications are complex and filled with regulations that actually become part of your marijuana license once awarded. We can help.

Attorneys

During his spare time in his first few years of practicing law, Tom Howard researched the history and case law regarding the validity of the nation’s marijuana laws.

Cannabis Lawyer - Thomas Howard - helps cannabis and hemp businesses in Illinois and nationwide achieve their legal goals

Cannabis law is a very new area of practice, but since 2010, marijuana lawyer Thomas Howard has been researching and writing on the federal and state laws. Follow him on social media.

Valuable Strategy Session

Cannabis Lawyers with a Business Background

Thomas Howard spent the first ten years as a lawyer becoming a licensed stock broker (Series 7 & 66 licenses) and then representing financial institutions on secured transactions.

Call our law offices today for your Strategy Session for help with any of the following cannabis business issues:

Our Cannabis Law Blog

Helping legalize marijuana since 2010 – check out our newest materials here.

New York Small Business Cooperative License

New York Small Business Cooperative License

New York Small Business Cooperative License New York may become the sixteenth state to legalize marijuana, as Gov. Cuomo renewed his vow to legalize marijuana in 2021. And considering the positive implications that this multi-millionaire industry may bring to the...

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New York Cannabis Distributor License

New York Cannabis Distributor License

New York Cannabis Distributor License New York lawmakers created an adult-use distributor license for those interested in starting a cannabis business to get in the industry. After Bill S854 was presented New York is on its way to becoming one of the sixteenth states...

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Cannabis Nursery in New York

Cannabis Nursery in New York

  New York Cannabis Nursery License Cannabis Nursery has been referred to as how the cannabis industry starts. While not all the states contemplated the nursery license in its regulations, New York lawmakers decided to include this type of license in their cannabis...

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Cannabis Legalization News

During his first years of practicing law, Cannabis Attorney, Tom Howard researched the history and case law regarding the origin and validity of the nation’s marijuana laws. He published the historical fiction resulting from the research under his pseudonym, Hoam Rogh. He previously published two other books that he wrote during his time at law school.

in 2018, he built this website & began a YouTube channel that is growing rapidly.  Each Wednesday at 2:00 pm CST, Tom welcomes people from businesses all over the cannabis industry to talk about the latest in cannabis legalization news.  Subscribe today and watch the laws change week by week.  An example video is on the page, check it out.

Cannabis Industry Lawyer’s Mission

To deliver to the industry the full potential of the cannabis plant – not just marijuana, or CBD hemp, but all applications of the first new agricultural commodity of the 21st century.

Cannabis Attorney, Thomas Howard, curates this website he built with Stumari to provide content relevant to accomplishing the mission.

Cannabis Business Attorneys

We are here to help cannabis industry players grow and protect the companies that the founders of the industry ventured to create.

All information provided herein is for educational purposes only and no attorney-client relationship shall be formed unless through an engagement letter obtained offsite.


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316 SW Washington Street, Suite 1A
Peoria, Illinois 61602

Phone: (309) 740-4033 || Email:  tom@collateralbase.com


150 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2400,
Chicago IL, 60606 USA

Phone: 312-741-1009 || Email:  tom@collateralbase.com

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