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Clients in the cannabis and psychedelics industries need seasoned lawyers who understand the unique challenges faced by participants in emerging industries. Our attorneys understand these challenges because we have helped build these industries.

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Our veteran litigators use strategy, tactics, and the art of advocacy to prevail for our clients in business and commercial disputes. From invoice collection to bet-the-company litigation, we win, and we have the reputation for prevailing in court.

Regulatory Compliance

Green Light’s advocacy has helped shape hemp and marijuana regulations from the beginning. Our regulatory lawyers have brought our clients victories against regulatory bodies where other lawyers had advised capitulation.

Business Formation & Transactions

In the nuanced and competitive hemp and marijuana industries, our clients rely on our sophisticated legal counsel and deep understanding of market terms, conditions, and future trends. You want Green Light lawyers on your side in any cannabis transaction.

Corporate Finance & Securities

Our corporate finance and securities team has effectively guided some of the biggest deals in cannabis, from private equity investors to publicly traded companies. We promise swift assessment of opportunities guided by solid knowledge of industry-specific financing issues and rules.

Real Estate & Land Use

Our real estate work is connected to transactions with land use and water rights components, as well as property sales involving cannabis licensing. We also assist clients with escrow for cannabis deals. Our real estate team has substantial industry experience and local market insights to guide client success.


Even employers who studiously follow employment laws and regulations can find themselves in an employment lawsuit. We assist clients in navigating claims brought before state and federal agencies as well as trial and appellate courts.



Our lawyers proudly represented cannabis businesses when most law firms were unwilling to even talk about legal marijuana, let alone do legal work for cannabis businesses. We have led the formation and leadership of the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section (now the Cannabis and Psychedelics Law Section) and held leadership positions with the Washington State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section. We are true insiders in the marijuana industry.


Our business attorneys are some of the most respected voices in the hemp industry. They have been quoted in national and international publications on complex legal issues related to hemp cultivation, processing, and sales, as well as on the nuanced regulatory issues involved in derivations of hemp, such as CBD, CBG, CBN, and a host of other secondary cannabinoids and compounds. Our relationships with key regulators and thought leaders can provide our clients a competitive edge.


Hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD has become incredibly popular over the last few years, and other secondary cannabinoids and derivatives are not far behind. Federal and state regulators are trying to keep up with this industry, creating a complicated and unpredictable legal framework. Green Light Law Group attorneys can help your business understand the complexities surrounding CBD to navigate this lucrative but challenging industry.


When Oregon law changes in 2023, psilocybin manufacture, delivery and administration at licensed facilities will become legal. With Oregon as the proving ground for this emerging industry, our firm’s experience in the cannabis industry will be valuable for clients seeking to enter the psychedelics industry.

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Green Light Attorneys Perry N. Salzhauer, Daniel Shortt, and Brittany Adikes have joined McGlinchey Stafford