Finding a Qualified Cannabis Attorney
"Looking for an attorney to help you start your cannabis business? Need a criminal defense attorney for a cannabis-related matter? There are many things to consider when you’re hiring a lawyer. And when it comes to cannabis, you should take extra time and care to ensure that the attorney you hire is the right fit for your situation. In MERRY JANE’s case, they asked me — a practicing lawyer who specializes in cannabis — to pen this column each week about the multitude of legal hurdles anyone entering the green industry may encounter. Welcome back to Lawyer Up.
Given that most attorneys do not specialize in cannabis law in law school, it can be difficult to determine whether a particular attorney is qualified to handle your matter. All lawyers are required to regularly complete Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in order to keep their license active. There are a growing number of Cannabis CLEs available to educate attorneys on this complex area of law. It’s also important to note that cannabis law doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s an amalgamation of many other practice areas that licensed attorneys are well-versed in after law school and years of practice."
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