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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The “green rush” has hit New Jersey. While nearly all cannabis entrepreneurs are keeping a keen eye on legislative developments, the savvy are already well ahead in what may be the key to unlocking the true value in the cannabis industry—branding. Much like the New Jersey craft beer boom before it, success in the New Jersey cannabis industry will not be driven solely by the acquisition of cultivation or dispensary licenses, or infusion of investment capital, but also by how well companies develop, protect and exploit their brands to distinguish themselves from the crowd.

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