Key Considerations For Investing In Marijuana Companies

Law360, New York (May 12, 2015, 3:42 PM EDT) -- As the state-by-state legalization of marijuana continues to spread with little federal intervention, and in the wake of high-profile investments, increasing numbers of sophisticated investors are taking a closer look at opportunities in the marijuana industry. However, the continuously evolving legal landscape is complicated and contradictory, and investments require a heightened level of due diligence.

This article provides a brief summary of the current market, both tail winds and headwinds, and identifies key considerations for asset managers and other investors to bear in mind when analyzing potential investment opportunities.

State of the Market

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