About the Blog

The Green Leaf Brief is the home of articles and insights from attorneys in McGlinchey Stafford’s Cannabis industry group. These attorneys examine the legal issues impacting marijuana, hemp, cannabis, CBD, and related businesses from various angles, covering everything from daily business operations, employment, and taxes to investments, banking and finance, real estate, insurance, and intellectual property.

Whether you’re a current or potential cannabis business owner looking to grow your company, an investor expanding your portfolio in this area, a financial institution servicing the industry, or a “weed-adjacent” business, we’ve got answers to your legal questions.

With deep knowledge of the federal and state regulatory and legislative landscapes, trusted relationships with regulators and members of the judiciary, and a creative culture that encourages our teams to think outside the box, McGlinchey attorneys are the experienced counsel you want in your corner. Get to know our team.

About McGlinchey

McGlinchey Stafford is a premier mid-sized business law firm that creatively delivers best-in-class, full-service, scalable solutions for clients through a highly integrated national platform. Our 170 attorneys across 17 offices leverage bold innovation, diverse talent, and leading-edge technology to serve clients at the local, regional, and national levels. Learn more.

Meet Leif Budderson, the Green Leaf Brief mascot! He is passionate about educating readers on laws governing CBD, hemp, and cannabis and their related businesses. He’s here to share news and updates from McGlinchey’s cannabis team, from the conferences and events we’re attending or sponsoring to links to helpful resources, definitions of key terms, and more.

When he’s not following the latest developments in the cannabis industry, Leif enjoys hanging with his budz, attending festivals, and hiking. He is a budding art collector and entrepreneur. He can’t pass by an indie bookshop without picking up a new book or two, and he loves listening to podcasts, especially More with McGlinchey.