The Hemp Love podcast welcomes Aaron Pelley, owner of Cultivatable Law, and Chris Gerard, who is responsible for strategic development at the firm. The podcast dives into the legal landscape of the rapidly growing cannabis sector, from navigating complex regulations to advising clients on the best course of action.
Aaron and Chris share their unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced by the cannabis industry today. They have been working together for over 14 years, with a passion for moving the laws forward and working with clients in the industry. Chris fell in love with hemp because of how it helps people in a myriad of ways, and Aaron has always been an activist for the plant.
They both credit Joy Beckerman, a good friend and activist for the hemp movement, for their fiery passion for getting the plant out to everybody. The podcast focuses on the legal aspect of opening a dispensary and growing hemp.
Chris emphasizes the importance of understanding the current state laws and changes that occur in every state. Aaron points out the gray area of licensing and how it’s important to understand the legal requirements of growing hemp. Aaron and Chris advise potential business owners to find a good lawyer and accountant to help navigate the complex regulations. They also stress the importance of transparency, being proactive, and communicating with local authorities.
Aaron notes that the industry is still in its infancy, and there are still gray areas and unknowns that need to be addressed. They both agree that the future of the industry is bright, with increasing acceptance and legalization of cannabis. Overall, the Hemp Love podcast with Aaron Pelley and Chris Gerard provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the legal landscape of the cannabis industry.