Bear Wilner-Nugent

Counselor and Attorney at Law LLC

Oregon’s marijuana laws are rapidly evolving, and I am proud to be one of the lawyers at the forefront of this new landscape. I represent individuals and businesses in all sectors of Oregon’s marijuana industry, including adult use and medical growers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as individual patients seeking to vindicate their right to use this remarkable natural medicine.

I have extensive experience advising clients about compliance with both adult use and medical marijuana law in Oregon, including growing, processing, and retail operations. I regularly assist clients who are seeking licenses from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to grow, process, and sell marijuana for adult use. I have also helped clients to establish grow operations and open medical dispensaries throughout the state in compliance with the rules adopted by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). I am ready to work with you to build your legal marijuana business today.

Oregon’s adult use and medical marijuana laws are complex and technical. The industry has seen extensive changes take place, sometimes nearly overnight. Rumors and inaccurate information are pervasive, and clients regularly contact me with questions about advice that they have received from friends, family, or co-workers that is misleading or outright false. If you are planning to work or invest in a marijuana business, it is vital that you talk with a lawyer who is up-to-date with Oregon's laws and administrative rules and who specializes in advising marijuana clients. There is simply too much at stake for yourself and your business to trust anyone else.

I believe that lawyers who advise marijuana businesses and consumers must work closely with their clients to ensure that they are compliant with current laws and are optimally positioned to face the many known and unknown challenges awaiting this new market. I offer comprehensive services for marijuana business clients including business formation, applications for adult use and medical licensure, local land-use approval and coordination with local governments, compliance and disciplinary defense, lobbying and advocacy targeting state and local governments, business and contract dispute resolution and litigation, and business planning and succession.

Success in Oregon’s adult use and medical marijuana business marketplace requires vision and lots of hard work, but the support of a lawyer with substantial experience and extensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, and players involved will guide you in the right direction. If you are seeking to work within the quickly changing legal landscape surrounding marijuana, put your trust in someone who understands your situation and your needs. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

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