Legal Services

Whether you are interested in obtaining a local permit as well as a state license for your successful cannabis business, or are looking to protect your cannabis company’s IP (Intellectual Property), or seeking top-notch counsel for criminal charges that have been filed against you or a loved one, our office can help. Below are the primary services offered by our team:

 

  • Permitting and Licensing for the Cannabis Industry

 

    • With MCRSA and AUMA in effect, the state and local jurisdictions are preparing to issue licenses and permits for medical and adult use cannabis businesses. Our office can provide guidance and assistance in the local permitting and state licensing processes.

 

  • Regulatory Compliance

 

    • Our office can help ensure that your business is complying with all applicable laws and regulations. For the medical cannabis industry, this is particularly important, as the best way to minimize the risk of federal prosecution is strict compliance with California’s medical cannabis laws.

 

  • Representation Before Government Bodies

 

    • Our office can help you advocate for changes in the regulations proposed by the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, and represent your interests before those licensing and regulatory bodies.  We can also assist with writing local ordinances to regulate cannabis activities in order to help your business unlock the full potential of California law.

 

  • Cannabis-Specific Intellectual Property

 

    • A good businessperson sees the importance of protecting your brand and institutional knowledge. Our office can help you obtain legal protection for your trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents.

 

  • Legal Ethics Advice & Educational Seminars

 

    • Many attorneys are unsure of how to counsel their clients about cannabis without violating federal law. We offer seminars and advice to members of the legal profession who are curious about the boundaries of the law, with an emphasis on being “safe rather than sorry.” We also enjoy teaching non-lawyers about the law, and are happy to come speak to your group or assist with community workshops.

  • Freedom Defense

 

    • We provide zealous criminal defense for our clients on charges related to cannabis, psychedelics, and more. We have expertise in Criminal and Constitutional Law and are admitted to practice in both federal and California state courts

  • Cybercrime and Counterculture Defense

 

    • Omar has represented members of Anonymous and other alleged “hackers” facing federal prosecution. If you or a loved one have been charged with a cybercrime, please call our office to see if we can help.

 

  • Post-Conviction Record Clearing Relief (Expungement)

 

    • California has general expungement statutes (Penal Code §§ 1203.4, 1203.4a) as well as special expungement and record clearance statutes related to cannabis and drug possession pursuant Propositions 64 and 47. Additionally, Omar has successfully had clients declared factually innocent pursuant to Penal Code § 851.8.  Our office can determine whether you are eligible for post-conviction relief and help you clear your criminal record.

 

  • Pro-Bono Representation of Political Activists

 

    • We believe in participatory democracy and standing up for those who stand up for all of our  liberties. We provide pro bono representation to political activists and individuals who are arrested for exercising their constitutional and human rights.

 

  • General Legal Consultations

 

    • Curious about the law? We offer one-hour consultations where we go over the “lay of the land” in terms of cannabis policy and legality.