Matthew Pierce Authors Law360 Expert Analysis on Federal Law Issues in Cannabis Litigation
On August 10, Law360 published an Expert Analysis authored by LRC Associate Matthew Pierce, “The Clash Between State and Federal Law, A Sword And Shield In Cannabis Litigation” detailing the conflicts that exist in this new area of practice.
For decades, marijuana has been a source of controversy in the United States. We’ve debated the “recreational use” versus “medicinal use” delineation and presidents have argued the nuances between “inhaling” or not. In recent years, changing public perception has paved the way for legalization by numerous states. Yet federal drug law has remained unchanged. And now, with spending on legal cannabis worldwide expected to hit $57 billion by 2027, there are accompanying legal issues surrounding this new practice area.
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