Cannabis Corner: The Pot Lawyer Who Faced Felony Charges

Law360 (November 27, 2019, 11:49 AM EST) -- One minute into an interview, Jessica McElfresh asked, "Do you know who I am?"

Any cannabis attorney in the U.S. likely knows who McElfresh is, or at least has heard of her case: a cautionary tale for the burgeoning field of cannabis law. She is quite possibly the first and only attorney to be charged with a felony simply because she advised a marijuana business as a client.

"There have been lawyers charged in the past, but those were different situations," she told Law360. "Those usually weren't people who were acting as lawyers. They were more directly participating in the actual business...

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