Special Report

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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Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento, where triple-digit summer heat has arrived like a blast furnace. If you’re feeling a bit wilted like me, Greenlight Approved has seven ideas for improving your summer with marijuana. Cannabis margaritas anyone?

This week we hear from in-house counsel Alissa Jubelirer, who left Groupon for greener business at Revolution Enterprises. And a Colorado company trying to get its seized hemp shipment back from Idaho authorities says the USDA has its back. Plus, see who Canopy Growth has turned to for lobbying help at the U.S. Capitol and in Sacramento.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at c[email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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