Cannabis Consulting for Businesses

The legal medical and adult-use cannabis market is projected to be a multi-billion dollar industry. To legally operate within the industry, however, a cannabis entrepreneur must obtain both State and Local licenses. This goes for all the types of licenses:

  • Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Delivery
  • Distribution
  • Testing

It is also important to realize that there are two licenses a marijuana entrepreneur must obtain:

  • Temporary License
  • Annual License

A cannabis entrepreneur must apply for their annual license within a 120 day period after obtaining their temporary license. At Kocot Law, we are here to take you step-by-step through both licensing processes.

The State and Local licensing process involves a lot of paperwork and can be confusing with marijuana regulations that are changing on a daily basis. However, a cannabis entrepreneur should not have to meet with ten different people to get their business up and running. Kocot Law offers a one-stop-shop for a cannabis entrepreneur to obtain their State and Local cannabis licensing, as well as to set their businesses up for continued success. Our services include, but are not limited to:

Prospecting for land or other real estate

Negotiating leases and other contracts

Business formation

Mergers and Acquisitions

Drafting Premises Diagrams

Drafting Business Plans

Employer and Employee training

Human Resources

Labor Peace Agreements

Operating Procedures

Continuing education

Intellectual Property

And much more!

Proper business formation and planning puts marijuana entrepreneurs in the best position to avoid litigation. However, if litigation ends up being necessary, Kocot Law is also prepared to advocate for entrepreneurs and their businesses in court. Attorney Kocot is a skilled trial lawyer and has litigated countless cannabis-related claims.

Contact Us for Consultation in Cannabis Ventures

Kocot Law offers free consultations for cannabis businesses. If you have any questions, give us a call at 916-572-6445, or shoot an email to Attorney Kocot directly at to set up your free consultation.


A cannabis entrepreneur must recognize the risk they are taking prior to entering the industry:

  • Even if you legally obtain your state and local cannabis license, you are still breaking Federal Law and are subject to Federal criminal and civil penalties.
  • The content below operates under the assumption that you are aware of said risk, and understand the potential consequences. None of the content that follows intends to endorse or encourage breaking Federal Law. This content, therefore, does not constitute legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. It is an informational resource on current California State and Local licensing procedures.