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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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<i>Medical marijuana nursery. Photo: Shutterstock</i> Medical marijuana nursery. Photo: Shutterstock

Over the past five years, the legalization of recreational cannabis has swept across a significant portion of the country, bringing with it lucrative opportunities for purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants of commercial property. Along with these opportunities come various issues that any sophisticated owner or operator of real property must take into account when evaluating whether to pursue the opportunity considered. Those issues should manifest themselves in the commercial lease or purchase and sale agreement. Some examples of such issues are below.

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