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The risks of providing legal advice to marijuana businesses became clear to Jessica McElfresh in the early morning of May 24 when law enforcement agents started banging on the front door of her Rancho Sante Fe home in southern California.

The authorities had a search warrant. An attorney with experience in criminal defense, McElfresh, still in her pajamas, let the officers in. She, her boyfriend and her mother were handcuffed as the police searched for files, computers, cellphones and thumb drives.

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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 [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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