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Maine CannaCounsel helps medical marijuana patients and caregivers, and those entering the retail cannabis field 

stay protected, and stay ahead of the curve.

MaineCannaCounsel is a firm built around its clients - the medical cannabis patients, caregivers, dispensaries, adult use cannabis businesses, and others that are the backbone of a strong and sustainable cannabis industry in Maine.  MaineCannaCounsel exists to provide the regulatory guidance, business services, and proactive counseling that Maine cannabis businesses need to succeed and thrive.


In addition to a strong focus on Maine's medical cannabis law, MaineCannaCounsel has roots in representing business owners, allowing the firm to keep caregivers, adult use cannabis businesses, and others running smoothly and securely.  At MaineCannaCounsel, protecting and guiding your cannabis business and ensuring patient access to medicine is the top priority. 


Adult Use and Medical Cannabis Licensing

Business Formation

Business Formation

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Local Land Use Planning, Permits & Approvals




Contracts & Leases

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance


Trademarks and
Brand Licensing

Maine CannaCounsel offers a wide range of services specifically for Maine cannabis businesses and patients.  The firm's key practice areas are as follows:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Assisting businesses in understanding and complying with local, state, and federal cannabis laws and regulations, from cultivation and distribution to retail and consumption.

  • Licensing: Guiding businesses through the intricate process of obtaining the required licenses to cultivate, produce, distribute, or sell cannabis products.

  • Business Formation and Transactions: Advising on the optimal corporate structure for a cannabis-related business, setting up and registering businesses for state and federal taxes, and handling transactions such transfers of ownership.

  • Intellectual Property: Assisting with trademarks and copyrights specific to the cannabis industry.

  • Municipal Land Use and Permitting: Helping navigate the intricacies of town and municipal approvals for cannabis businesses, which involves understanding local zoning ordinances, securing the needed land use permits, attending planning or zoning board meetings, drafting and filing citizen's initiative petitions, and ensuring that cannabis businesses fit within the designated local guidelines.

  • Policy and Advocacy: Working to shape cannabis legislation through lobbying on behalf of the industry or advising policymakers.

  • Administrative Appeals: Representing cannabis businesses in challenges to administrative decisions. If a cannabis business disagrees with a decision made by a regulatory agency—be it related to licensing, compliance, or other regulatory matters—they have the right to appeal that decision. Dubois Law can guide businesses through the appeals process, ensuring that their rights are protected and that they have the best chance of a favorable outcome.

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