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How Cannabis GCs Are Leading The Way In A Legal Gray Area

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 10:27 AM EST) -- As a once black-market industry continues to grow in both legitimacy and size, and with it, a corresponding surge in legal needs, the first generation of general counsel at state-legal U.S. marijuana companies are on the front lines of the new and volatile field of cannabis law.

They come from disparate backgrounds such as real estate law, litigation, and corporate mergers and acquisitions, but what they all have in common now is holding the seemingly oxymoronic title of chief legal officer for companies whose product is still technically not legal, at least at the federal level.

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