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McAllister Garfield, P.C. is frequently mentioned in the local and national media, not only for our involvement and success with our clients, but also for our involvement in the community.

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October 23, 2017

St. Croix’s attempt will be different than the Menominee’s because the tribe has been transparent and adhered to all points of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Indian County marijuana policy that permitted tribal regulation of marijuana and hemp by consulting with the federal and state government while it drafted its ordinance, said Brad Bartlett, senior counsel at McAllister Garfield.

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September 10, 2017

Daniel Garfield began working with owners of marijuana-based companies when Colorado legalized cannabis.

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September 7, 2017

Recreational stores located north of Colfax Avenue in Aurora and all retail stores in Northglenn will be subject to the tax increase, in addition to any stores that open in unincorporated parts of the county after Jan. 1.

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September 7, 2017

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June 30, 2017

The genesis of the Golden Age of the Ganjapreneuer in Colorado began in 2001, when Colorado voters amended the Colorado Constitution by adopting Amendment 20.

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March 22, 2017

“An interested party has to come in and ask for a receiver to be appointed,” explained Dan Garfield, a Denver-based marijuana industry attorney.

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March 2, 2017

The most important thing to remember is that anyone whose license is in jeopardy is entitled to due process. Make sure you develop a plan of action, and follow through with every step.

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February 10, 2017

“I would be shocked if (the California death) didn’t trigger some kind of lawsuit,” said Sean McAllister, a Colorado cannabis industry attorney.

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May 11, 2016

Cannabis Industry Attorney Sean McAllister Defends Edibles Manufacturer in Shocking Colorado Product Liability Case

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May 10, 2016

Sean McAllister, who represents Gaia’s Garden, said the wholesale company has always been in compliance with state requirements for labeling and packaging its products.

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May 1, 2016

Cannabis industry attorney Sean McAllister called Hickenlooper’s executive order a “feel-good proclamation” and said he was glad to see the related bill get voted down.

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February 13, 2016

“By the beginning of 2015, Denver had been getting complaints and concerns, mostly from the Fire Department, who would go out and see these pesticides sitting around,” says cannabis business attorney Sean McAllister.

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September 16, 2015

The AG is ensuring that businesses that use the word are at least “consistent with the concept of organic,” McAllister said.

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September 1, 2015

“While everyone wants safe marijuana, Denver has no science to show the presence of residual amounts of pesticides are a danger to public health,” said attorney Sean McAllister.

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August 27, 2015

“One of the best and most obvious ways to avoid such pitfalls is to be careful when setting up a marijuana business at the outset.” said Sean McAllister.

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June 9, 2015

“It’s been devastating,” says Sean McAllister, who represents four of the growers affected. “People have had to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover their lost inventory.

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May 15, 2015

“We strongly believe [Eagle 20] is a product that is safe,” attorney Sean McCallister said.

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January 20, 2015

According attorney Sean McAllister: “Hemp is illegal at the federal level, except for a limited ability of public colleges to request an exemption under federal law.

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January 20, 2015

Sean contributed as an author to a new book, Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana, and his chapter focuses on business regulation of dispensaries in Colorado. Click this link to visit the book sale site on Amazon.

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December 31, 2014

If marijuana moves to Schedule II or III, McAllister says, “The rescheduling would allow marijuana to be prescribed by doctors and distributed by pharmacies.”

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December 29, 2014

“The new credit union might be an answer for super-rich dispensaries that have a lot of extra money,” said Sean McAllister.

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December 19, 2014

“I would be shocked if the Supreme Court even accepted the case,” Sean McAllister.

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December 2, 2014

“There’s absolutely no connection between Christopher in Tennessee and Soul Shine in Colorado,” McAllister said.

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October 30, 2014

“There’s the legal rules and then there’s the reality of the way police act,” Denver criminal attorney Sean McAllister said in an interview. “The bottom line is police pretty much do what they want.”

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August 2, 2014

“My client understands what he is facing and we’re ready to go,” McAllister said.

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August 2, 2014

“I have many clients tell me that the first thing they get asked when they get pulled over in Kansas or Nebraska, with Colorado plates, is ‘where’s the marijuana?’” Defense Attorney Sean McAllister said. “…that’s a problem.

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August 2, 2014

“I have many clients that tell me the first thing they get asked when they get pulled over in Kansas or Nebraska with Colorado plates is, ‘Where’s the marijuana?” said Sean McAllister,

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June 25, 2014

“We need uniform rules, and law enforcement would be wise to develop those rules otherwise they will continue to be sued,” said Sean McAllister.

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June 11, 2014

McAllister says that if marijuana is being grown openly and publicly, versus locked and enclosed, the law is not being followed and the grower forfeits the rights and protection of the constitutional marijuana laws.

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June 6, 2014

Sean McAllister said “Profiling of people with Colorado license plates makes the problem look worse than it is.”

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May 23, 2014

According to marijuana attorney Sean McAllister: “Guns are only a problem under state law if you possess them with illegal drugs.

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May 22, 2014

Sean McAllister, a Denver criminal defense attorney, gets five calls a week from clients with pot DUI citations

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May 22, 2014

“There’s only two simple rules,” he said. “You just never consent to search without a warrant, and you never make a statement without your lawyer present.” said McAllister

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May 21, 2014

Sean McAllister, a Denver criminal defense attorney, says he’s getting five calls a week from clients with pot DUI citations.

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May 5, 2014

McAllister said it is not against state law to seek investment from outside of Colorado — the only requirement is that people with ownership interests be Colorado residents.

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May 5, 2014

Sean McAllister, attorney for suspect Gerardo Uribe, said Uribe believed he was operating the VIP Cannabis dispensary and his other marijuana businesses lawfully.

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April 28, 2014

“People are putting a lot of resources into following the process, trying to influence the process, and be ready to hit the ground running when this is allowed,” marijuana industry attorney and activist Sean McAllister says.

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April 25, 2014

“There’s no money changing hands from Tommy to Marisol, so there’s no investment,” said Sean McAllister

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April 2, 2014

Voting against sales seems to be a trend. Turning it down guarantees it will be unregulated and that more will be grown in homes near children.” said Sean McAllister

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March 24, 2014

“I think there are thousands of people who could potentially have their convictions overturned,” said Sean McAllister.

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February 13, 2014

Sean McAllister says that while the city plays catch-up, some of his clients are ready to make the switch – and they and their pot supplies are being forced sit on the sidelines.

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February 12, 2014

Sean McAllister has a name for what he’s seen after the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado- “Profiling Colorado-style”

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February 12, 2014

Unfortunately, yes, it is legal for your landlord to ban cannabis use on their private property, even your swanky pad. Landlords can put conditions in leases, barring even lawful activities, from their property.

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January 29, 2014

Sean McAllister, the lawyer for VIP co-owner Gerardo Uribe, said the store had an inventory made up of a limited amount of marijuana that it was allowed under state law to purchase from other dispensaries.

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November 25, 2013

Attorney Sean McAllister wrote that his client, Gerardo Uribe, did nothing wrong under state law and “will be vindicated by a full review of this matter.”

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September 30, 2013

“It’s not that we oppose taxation and regulation in general, it’s that we think the rates here are excessive,” said Sean McAllister.

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July 7, 2013

“The scandal affects the way all these cases are being prosecuted,” said defense attorney Sean McAllister

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January 15, 2013

Sean McAllister of Denver, previously told The Gazette that Hillery could sue police and and Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which conducted the raid.

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January 11, 2013

Sean McAllister, issued a motion calling for material seized by authorities to be returned by Monday.

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December 10, 2012

“There is an unfairness to convicting medical-marijuana patients who aren’t taking the drug for recreational uses,” McAllister said.

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November 28, 2012

As McAllister pointed out, Hickenlooper and other legislators have floated the idea of a bipartisan commission to develop A64 guidelines — and he believes such a group shouldn’t be homogeneous.

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November 27, 2012

“NORML is going there with a positive message,” McAllister stresses. “We’re going to point out that a majority of voters voted for this and want this implemented — and we feel the process should be open.”

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May 11, 2011

The feds’ recent decision to return over $20,000 seized from a pair of dispensary owners suggests to attorney Sean McAllister that these threats may prove to be a “paper tiger.”

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