Law Offices of James Anthony

Cannabis Attorneys &

Policy Professionals


Advocating for the cannabis community since 2006

The Law Offices of James Anthony offers experience and expertise in all aspects of the cannabis industry, including entity formation, permitting and licensing, regulatory compliance, government relations and general legal counsel.

We help organizations obtain licenses, maintain compliance, and conduct business in a regulated cannabis world. Our office is heavily involved in local policy proliferation, with particular attention to the promotion of social justice within the industry. 

We have been involved in the development of cannabis-friendly legislation and regulation in cities and counties throughout California, and have assisted clients in maintaining legal compliance in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Berkeley, Richmond, Vallejo, Stockton, Bakersfield, Mendocino County, Humboldt County, and many other jurisdictions statewide.




3542 Fruitvale Avenue, #224
Oakland, CA 94602

(510) 842-3553


What we do


We can advise you on where you can do what and how you can do it. 

Corporate + Commercial

Contracts, business acquisitions and exits, corporate governance, etc. Transactional issues are suddenly relevant in the cannabis movement. We can help out with the risks. 

Permitting, Licensing + REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

We are experts in state medical and adult use law, and secure local permits for cannabis clients throughout California.

Local Government Affairs

In many jurisdictions, we are on the ground while the laws are being written, ensuring sensible and forward-thinking cannabis regulation.

Entity Formation + Business Planning

Cannabis organizations require a bit of finesse in the design--we help to structure compliant organizations that meet a variety of business goals.


Nothing produces results like organizing. We've run ballot measure campaigns throughout Northern California.



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