• Advising Marijuana Business Clients: The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty
  • March 30, 2017 | Author: Rachita H. Bhatt
  • Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Roseland Office
  • Over 30 states and territories now permit medical marijuana use, and a few states have even legalized its recreational use. (National Conference of State Legislatures (State Medical Marijuana Laws.) Accordingly, attorneys are being sought out to advise clients regarding the development of businesses focused on selling and/or dispensing cannabis. However, a deep chasm of uncertainty exists as to what an attorney may or may not do with respect to advising a potential client in this uncharted territory. This is because the question remains whether federal law trumps state law on the issue of how attorneys may advise clients in the cannabis business.