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.
The general counsel to the Canadian cannabis company Sunniva Inc. will be leaving at the beginning of August.
Benjamin Rootman became the company’s first general counsel in 2017. He said in an interview Tuesday that over the last year the company has been in the process of moving to California and selling off its Canadian assets. As a Canadian citizen, he said U.S. immigration laws would not allow him to work for a cannabis company.
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