The legal landscape associated with the emerging cannabis industry in the United States and Canada can be confusing.
In the US, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug, and therefore illegal on the federal level. However, most US states have some form of medical and/or adult-use cannabis law in place. In Canada, the third anniversary of cannabis legalization, in fall of 2021, will see the start of a legislative review of the Cannabis Act and its impact on public health, potentially leading to significant policy and legislative changes.
ELPO Law Partner Park Priest worked with fellow colleagues of the Meritas legal association on a new guide to help navigate the cannabis industry legal landscape. The Meritas US & Canada Cannabis Guide, a comprehensive overview of national, local, and tribal laws affecting the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries, will help companies navigate this high-potential but risky business.
Thanks to the work of dozens of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, The Meritas US & Canada Cannabis Guide has now been released and is available for download here: https://www.meritas.org/insight/businessguide/Cannabis-Guide-for-the-USA-Canada.
Founded in 1990, Meritas is the premier global alliance of independent law firms. Their market-leading member firms offer a full range of legal services, enabling clients to do business anywhere. With 191 top-ranking law firms spanning 96 countries, Meritas delivers exceptional legal knowledge, personal attention and proven value to clients worldwide. The organization continually evaluates its geographic coverage to ensure clients can confidently do business worldwide, inviting select firms to join our network where appropriate.
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