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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Lauren Linder (left) and Sarah Loya of Surterra, Atlanta. (Courtesy photos) Sarah Loya of Surterra Wellness, left, and Lauren Linder, right, Surterra Wellness. (Left, courtesy photo; right, photo by John Disney/ALM)

Sarah Loya, the general counsel of Atlanta-based cannabis company Surterra Wellness, says when she is asked what kind of legal needs she faces, her stock answer is—”every one of them.”

That makes sense for a company aiming to be a major player an industry with explosive growth around the country—all while the federal government and a shrinking number of states consider trafficking in its main product to be a criminal act.

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

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