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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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Marijuana buds Marijuana buds on California marijuana packaging. Photo: InFootage/Shutterstock

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan jumped headfirst into the marijuana economy on Monday, becoming the biggest law firm yet to boast a dedicated cannabis practice, and the first major firm to launch one devoted exclusively to litigation.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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