Licensing

Vicente Sederberg LLC is a national leader in cannabis business licensing and has helped clients around the country obtain state and local licenses for marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, testing laboratories, and processing and product manufacturing facilities. We create work plans, oversee the application process, draft narratives, and play a critical role in the production of business plans, financials, and operating manuals, while providing confidential legal and strategic advice related to all facets of the process and your business.

Our Services

From the initial completion and review of licensing applications to complex ownership changes and modifications of existing facilities, our team quickly assesses a client’s needs and provides the guidance and practical knowledge necessary for their continued success. We have also developed comprehensive industry-specific manuals and intellectual property to assist clients when applying in new markets. Our services include:

  • Assistance with all types of state and local licensing applications, including applications for new business licenses, license renewals, changes of ownership, changes of location, modification of premises, and occupational licensing
  • Assistance with pre-suitability applications, Permitted Economic Interest applications, and other financial disclosure applications
  • Obtaining required state and local tax permits
  • Regulatory reviews of licensing applications and supporting documents
  • Representation at state and local licensing hearings
  • Renewal tracking and assistance for all license types

Knowledge & Experience

The VS Licensing Department is run by a team of attorneys and professional staff experienced in obtaining various types of marijuana business licenses in jurisdictions across the U.S. Our team members’ active participation in writing and shaping state and local regulatory laws provides them with unique insights into navigating these complicated licensing systems. We routinely help clients secure licenses through non-competitive state and local licensing processes, and we have been doing so in states like Colorado since it established the nation’s first state-regulated cannabis market.

Our merit-based licensing team has submitted applications in competitive processes in more than two dozen states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, building an unparalleled record of success. VS has helped clients obtain licenses in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

 

Jurisdiction
Applications Submitted
Licenses Awarded
VS Client Outcome
Aurora (CO)
57
27
Won License(Highest Score)
Florida
28
5
Won License
Hawaii
66
8
Won License
Maryland(Cultivation)
145
15
Won License
Maryland(Processing)
124
15
Won License(Eighth-Highest Score)
Minnesota
10
2
Won License
Nevada
109
60
Won Four Licenses(Highest & Second-Highest Scores)
New York
43
5
Won License
North Dakota
19
2
Won License(Highest Score)
Ohio
109
12
Won License(Highest Score)
Pennsylvania
282
27
Won License(Sixth-Highest Score)