Marijuana has become a hot topic in all industries from “bud tenders” to all of the “spliffy” jobs that need to be done for success, this including the law aspect. Cannabis Attorneys have been a calling for fresh new lawyers out of school. There isn’t a “marijuana law” that attorneys follow, it really is a mix between business law, taxes law, intellectual property, criminal law and other aspects of law taken into account. The primary focus for a student would be business law due to how it is forming from an underground culture to a legitimate industry. There are business partnerships happening to grow empires and in order to do so, there will be a need for an attorney for both the parties’ protection.
When becoming an attorney that specializes in one particular aspect of the law it is crucial to become an expert and familiarize yourself with all parts of the law. Knowing the history and the studies that have been done about marijuana, for example: learning the process from the seed to the shelf. Understanding the product and how it has become a business that you are representing can be the difference between success and failure.
Just as you would chose your clients carefully in any law practice you should follow those same guidelines when it comes to accepting clients in the marijuana business because of its “shady” past. Under federal law all of the marijuana distributors are criminals and when dealing with criminals anyone should take precautions especially when it is your career on the line.
Cannabis law is an up and coming practice and when becoming a cannabis lawyer you will be part of the molding of the law and culture.