For years, criminal defensive attorneys made comfortable livings defending clients against marijuana-related charges. But as cannabis legalization spreads the U.S., the legal profession now finds itself undergoing a sea change of its own. Lawyers who once practiced on one side of the marijuana issue are now being recruited to represent clients involved in all aspects of the legal cannabis trade.
And, as more states legalize cannabis, and a burgeoning industry spreads its wings, lawyers will be tasked with sorting through the legal milieu. Here are a just a few ways the legal profession is now being shaped as marijuana legalization “grows”. [Read more…]