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Not so fast, says the Department of Justice, on pot legalization. Just as California is poised to roll out its new marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has thrown a monkey wrench into plans devised by state lawmakers there and elsewhere who see potential tax revenues from making pot legal. In this Instant Insights, we show you the latest on the clash brewing over marijuana legalization and the complications arising.

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New guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice on marijuana law enforcement has law firms with cannabis practices preparing for turmoil.

A growing number of lawyers have embraced the niche practice in recent years, and some said they worry the fledgling legal marijuana industry will suffer a chill that could affect transactional work. Other cannabis industry veterans said they only expect their practices to get busier.

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Lizzy McLellan

Lizzy McLellan is a senior editor on ALM's business of law desk. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @LizzyMcLell

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