​Tackling Pot Law A Niche Practice As Some Firms Shy Away

By Kaitlin Ugolik (August 22, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT) -- As the number of states allowing the use of medical marijuana continues to grow, some law firms are responding with the creation of new task forces and practice groups, while others remain wary, citing federal law and client conflicts both business-related and philosophical.

Most of the firms taking part in the practice at this stage are small to medium-sized and have previous experience working in the regulated products field, typically with alcohol and beverage regulation, while larger firms with more reputational risk have been hanging back.

Some firms taking on the challenge include Harris Moure, Akerman LLP and GrayRobinson PA, which...

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