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.
Fifty-six percent of general counsel and in-house counsel believe in the next couple years they will need to increase their legal resources to keep up with the cannabis market, according to a report published by ALM and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Many in-house counsel, according to the report, have growing concerns over cannabis-related litigation. Jean Smith Gonnell, general counsel at STWC Holdings Inc., said she is not surprised that more resources will be spent on litigation.
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