ABOUT CANNABIS BUSINESS ATTORNEY RACHAEL ARDANUY
You’re in the right place. Finally.
You’ve tapped into your entrepreneurial spirit, turning your passion for cannabis into a business at the best possible time, when the industry is taking off. What could go wrong?
But your excitement quickly fades when you run into red tape at every turn.
Licensing is a nightmare, banking is impossible, and operating is a struggle when this industry functions like no other. You see other entrepreneurs in other industries going about their business with lightning speed as yours trudges along at a snail pace encumbered by confusing regulations and elusive regulators.
Imagine if you could build your marijuana business with ease amidst all the confusion out there. You would make operating decisions with confidence, get accurate answers to your burning questions, and grow your business at the pace it deserves — not to mention save hundreds of headaches and thousands of dollars in the process.
Businesses in the cannabis industry deserve access to sound legal counsel just like any other industry.
That’s where I come in.
My journey to cannabis law.
After nearly 10 years advocating for marijuana reform, I watched history being made in 2012 as Colorado passed the landmark Amendment 64 to legalize adult-use marijuana. 2012 was a landmark year for another reason - it's the year I became licensed to practice law.
After honing my craft representing clients in Florida for a few years, I moved to Colorado to dedicate my career to working with entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and anyone else connected to the cannabis industry to get sound legal counsel and education on how to operate successfully and continue pushing this industry forward.
As a small business owner, I’m not immune to the frustrations and struggles you’re facing each and every day. To operate my cannabis-focused law practice, I, too, have to jump through hoops and come up against red tape when it comes to marketing and operating.
As a result, I’ve learned that I cannot depend on search engines and ads; instead I strive to provide top-notch service to my clients, who in turn send referrals my way. I’m here to guide you through the process, educate you about your options, and help you achieve your goals.
The cannabis industry is nuanced. There truly is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every business has a unique set of parameters affecting their situation, and deserves legal advice specific to its position.
I love that every business I counsel moves this industry another step forward.
Together, we are changing the course of history.
Florida Bar Association, 2012-present
Colorado Bar Association, 2015-present
Cannabis Law Committee, 2016-present
Colorado W.O.L.F. (woman owned law firm) 2018-present
Denver Bar Association, 2015-present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
(NORML) Legal Committee, 2016-present
National Cannabis Industry Association, 2018-present
National Cannabis Bar Association, 2018-present
Women's Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, 2019 - present