When Illinois implemented its Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, medical marijuana industry members turned to SmithAmundsen as their voice during the rulemaking process, and later for advice in the highly-competitive application process. Since then, as Illinois and other states move toward legalization of adult use and recreational use of marijuana, SmithAmundsen has emerged as the leading full-service firm in the Midwest counseling the cannabis industry. Our attorneys understand the difference between CBD and THC. They understand the significance of hemp production and what it means for businesses anticipating the legalization of marijuana. Most importantly, they understand the regulatory challenges cannabis business owners face.