Cannabis Business Attorney in San Francisco, California

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore has donated hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal services to the cannabis social equity movement throughout the United States, successfully closed millions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions for cannabis investor and operator clients in Northern California, and helped dozens of businesses procure or maintain state and local commercial licenses and permits throughout the legal cannabis supply chain.

A California cannabis law leader, Shay Aaron Gilmore provides proven legal solutions for operators and investors to launch, fund and grow ventures in compliance with the cannabis industry’s ever-changing laws, regulations and policies, focusing on the City and County of San Francisco. Appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Shay currently serves as a member of the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee.

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore Practice Areas in San Francisco, California

We provide each of our clients with customized knowledge that translates into tailored, cost-effective legal counsel designed to reach their unique goals. The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore supports the ongoing success of our San Francisco cannabis industry clients in the following practice areas:

Shay actively plays leading roles in the industry’s top trade and professional organizations like the National Cannabis Industry Association, the California Cannabis Industry Association, and the International Cannabis Bar Association. Shay founded the Cannabis Practitioners Group of the California Lawyers Association, as well as the Cannabis Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, California’s highest-circulation legal news periodical, has named Shay to its list of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California. Shay has been recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law and in Business & Corporate Law, and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California across all practice areas.

San Francisco Cannabis Business Resources

Whether you are an established California operator or investor expanding your business or investment into San Francisco, or you are just now joining the California cannabis market, understanding the legal requirements and regulations impacting the local cannabis industry is vital to your success. Here are just a few local resources for cannabis businesses to use in answering questions regarding cannabis legislation, regulation, and enforcement in the City and County of San Francisco.

If you have specific questions or concerns in the City and County of San Francisco, The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore can provide customized legal solutions for your cannabis business and investment needs in the City.

Contact The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore today!

Contact our San Francisco cannabis law specialists today by phone at (415) 846-6397 or online so you can fully and compliantly align your business and/or investment interests in the California cannabis industry with the rules and regulations specific to the City and County of San Francisco.

Frequently Asked Questions

First, you must obtain approval from the City and County of San Francisco, following the cannabis business permit application process. Step 1 in getting a cannabis license in California is completing local permitting processes.  

The process of getting a cannabis growers license in San Francisco starts with eligibility. At present, you can apply for a cannabis growers permit if you are (a) verified as an Equity Applicant, or (b) are an Equity Incubator helping an Equity Applicant, or (c) operated to support medical cannabis, but closed because of federal pressure, or (d) existed as a cannabis business in 2017, and are already verified by the Office of Cannabis.

San Francisco does not currently have a process for obtaining a hemp growers license.

San Francisco does not currently have a process for obtaining a hemp growers license.