Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Franchising Marijuana - Part Four - New Article
Some of the MOST popular posts on this blog have concerned franchising and marijuana. (See Part One, Part Two, and Part Three)
And now, a recent article in the American Bar Association's Franchise Law Journal gives rise to Part Four - Franchising a Marijuana Business: It's not Quite Mission Impossible.
Thanks to Shannon McCarthy (a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP in Seattle, Washington) and Dawn Newton (a partner with Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP in Oakland, California) we now have the most comprehensive treatment of these subjects to date.
Shannon and Dawn both practice in states where some form of legalization has taken place - California has legalized medical marijuana and Washington has approved recreational use.
Their article is well done and thoroughly researched - and they are both experts in the area. But, despite the title (It's not Quite Mission Impossible), Shannon and Dawn outline so many current obstacles to franchising or licensing a marijuana business that it should have been titled "Mission Impossible 6."
The article pulls together in a much more complete fashion some of the posts that have appeared here - Give it a read! Thank you Shannon and Dawn!
Franchising a Marijuana Business: It's not Quite Mission Impossible