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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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Ed Perlmutter U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, speaking Wednesday in the US Congress. Credit: C-SPAN

In a historic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to shield banks that serve state-licensed cannabis and hemp operators—as well as businesses and insurers that serve those industries—from federal regulators.

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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 cmiller@alm.com. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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