As the green rush changes the landscape of business opportunity in Massachusetts, we'd like to help you enter the marketplace as quickly and painlessly as possible. We will work to accommodate you at every level—we'll even come to your home or office so you can focus on your goals, not traffic.
Our approach to legal and business advising is a blend of the old-fashioned and the modern. We believe that the captains of industry that came before us had it right: taking the time to learn about you as an individual so that we may truly understand your company's vision is absolutely worth every minute. By applying modern research techniques and social media technologies, we are able to remain a rapidly adaptable team that knows cannabis, the law, and Massachusetts. We are adept at communicating with people of all walks of life, from state and local officials, to bud trimmers, to the inevitable anti-cannabis contingent.
The Mensing Group LLC is the first, and only, homegrown legal and business advisory firm solely dedicated to cannabis in Massachusetts. We are proud to limit our practice to the exclusive service of Massachusetts cannabis business clients and we bring that singular focus to bear on the important issues facing our clients.
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Cofounder & General Counsel
Blake M. Mensing, Esq.
Attorney Blake M. Mensing is The Mensing Group LLC's Cofounder and General Counsel, and brings a no-nonsense approach to cannabis law in Massachusetts. Blake earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law (2010), an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Environmental Policy from American University School of International Service (2010), and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from the George Washington University Law School (2011), where he was a Randolph C. Shaw Graduate Environmental Fellow. While in law school, Blake served as the Senior Note and Comment Editor of the International Law Review and as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. Blake received the Dean's Award for Professional Responsibility for exemplifying proficiency in skills and the highest ethical standards of the profession for his work in American University Washington College of Law's nationally recognized General Practice Clinic.
Blake was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2010 and his legal experience includes transactional real estate, consumer protection litigation, environmental law, and municipal law. In his capacity as associate town counsel for seven towns throughout the Commonwealth, Blake has written and edited zoning and general bylaws, advised boards of selectmen on medical marijuana dispensary regulation by the Department of Public Health, worked with planning boards and zoning boards of appeal, and represented municipalities before the Massachusetts courts and administrative regulatory agencies. As a Conservation Commissioner for the Town of Holliston, Blake is one of the local regulators charged with enforcing both the state's Wetlands Protection Act and the town's wetlands bylaw. Blake brings his legal and local skills to every interaction with state and local officials, which, when coupled with affability and honesty, helps to make him a different kind of lawyer. Blake also serves as Chief Counsel of Squared Holdings LLC, which is pursuing licensure from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, a state registry program within the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Blake knows cannabis and knows the law.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, November 23, 2010
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, May 20, 2014
George E. Mensing
George E. Mensing heads the business advising and strategy arm of The Mensing Group LLC. George has over 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug development, operations management, and biotech/pharma private consulting with some of the biggest names in biotech. George has experience heading a nationwide drug trial, overseeing a mutlimillion-dollar operational budget, and negotiating with a wide variety of businesses, ranging from big pharma, major universities, to specialty vendors. That experience has translated seamlessly to representing cannabis clients in multimillion-dollar deals and developing operational budgets. Additionally, George's experience directing clinical trials has afforded him the opportunity to operate under the strictest state and federal regulations and to develop numerous regulatory compliant operational plans, SOPs, work instructions, and documentation processes.
George's Master of Public Health training at Northeastern University has put him in prime position to represent your business at public hearings to help educate the public on the positive impact cannabis and a cannabis business can have on the community. Your business will also benefit from George's ability to calmly and succinctly explain why certain thinking on the negatives of cannabis is not rooted in reality. The Mensing Group LLC believes that any business entering the recreational market can, and should, have robust public support.