Reliability
for an
Evolving Industry

Cannabis law and compliance services


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Our Commitment

Dogwood Advisors is a compliance-focused cannabis law firm providing legal advice, services and representation to Missouri’s emerging medical and Illinois’ expanding cannabis industries. We are committed to developing successful businesses by providing a solid foundation of state and local regulatory compliance. In an evolving industry, we are staying on top of industry best practices and the maze of rapidly changing laws. Our law firm supports cultivators, processors, manufacturers, retail dispensers, laboratories, transporters, security firms and industry service-providers. Dogwood Advisors is committed to building long term relationships by counseling our clients with the highest level of integrity.

Service Plans for Your Business

Our service plans are designed to give clear and consistent legal guidance to cannabis businesses of all sizes as operations evolve from strong start-ups to fully functioning and compliant enterprises.


About Us

With seventeen years of legal experience and three years running her own successful law office, Denise B. McCracken founded Dogwood Advisors in early 2019 to focus on the backbone of the cannabis industry–regulatory compliance. As a result, Ms. McCracken is developing a proficiency that turns ongoing, time consuming and rigorous regulatory responsibilities into efficient and affordable legal advice and services for cannabis businesses of all sizes. Ms. McCracken is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

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