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Cannabis and the Legal Industry: New Rules, New Risks, New Opportunities

The state-by-state legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use has created a complicated legal landscape—and with it new demands for lawyers to responsibly advise cannabis clients and companies in adjacent industries. This special report features Law.com's in-depth coverage of emerging legal issues, key regulatory developments, and the lawyers who are helping to shape a new industry.

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Having direct experience in the cannabis industry may help with getting a job in the legal department at an expanding cannabis company, but experts say it takes more than industry knowledge.

In March, Mike Evers, the founder of Evers Legal Search, was contracted to help Chicago-based Grassroots Cannabis find its first general counsel. Usually, Evers explained, he gets a middle-of-the-road response with attorneys wanting to learn more about the specific role. However, the lawyers he has approached for the position have either been excited at the prospect of helping expand the industry or showing they do not believe in cannabis legalization.

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Dan Clark

Dan covers cyber security, legal operations and intellectual property for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @Danclarkalm.

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