Federal Law Both Sword And Shield In Cannabis Litigation

By Matthew Pierce (August 10, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT) -- For decades, marijuana has been a source of controversy in the United States. We've debated the "recreational use" versus "medicinal use" delineation and presidents have argued the nuances between "inhaling" or not. In recent years, changing public perception has paved the way for legalization by numerous states. Yet federal drug law has remained unchanged. And now, with spending on legal cannabis worldwide expected to hit $57 billion by 2027, there are accompanying legal issues surrounding this new practice area. Perhaps nothing is more complicated than the conflicting laws and regulations at the federal and state levels....

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