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More than 40 states have some form of legal marijuana, but the drug is still federally illegal. That tension can impact everything marijuana businesses do, from how much they pay in taxes to whether they can protect their brands in court. In Law360 Explores: Legalization cannabis reporter Diana Novak Jones takes you on a five-part journey into the murky legal scenarios these companies face.

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More than 40 states have some form of legal marijuana, but the drug is still federally illegal. That tension can impact everything marijuana businesses do, from how much they pay in taxes to whether they can protect their brands in court. In Law360 Explores: Legalization cannabis reporter Diana Novak Jones takes you on a five-part journey into the murky legal scenarios these companies face.

    Ep. 5: Big Risks For Attorneys

    Ep. 5: Big Risks For Attorneys

    More and more law firms are jumping into the cannabis world — but do they know the risks they’re facing? Lawyers who have been working with cannabis for a while say they have faced death threats, struggled with ethical questions and worried about criminal charges — but they can’t imagine doing anything else.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 4: Don’t Steal My Brand

    Ep. 4: Don’t Steal My Brand

    Cannabis companies realize federal legalization could change everything about the industry they know. To prepare, many of the savviest are looking for ways to protect their brands so they won’t be drowned out. But for this industry, it takes some real ingenuity to build that fence.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 3: The Red Tape Problem

    Ep. 3: The Red Tape Problem

    As states open their doors to marijuana, they have to figure out the rules to govern it. On this episode we take a trip to California to explore that state’s efforts to control a booming industry — and why some business owners say it is pushing them to stay illegal.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 2: Dangerous Cash

    Ep. 2: Dangerous Cash

    It’s no secret that many cannabis companies have had trouble getting a bank account. On this episode of Legalization we explain just why that is -- and the lengths some businesses are going to get away from cash.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 1: The Boogeyman In The Tax Code

    Ep. 1: The Boogeyman In The Tax Code

    A single sentence in the U.S. tax code targets marijuana businesses and saddles them with a crushing tax burden. Here's how a relic of the War on Drugs is making it really hard for cannabis entrepreneurs to get off the ground.

    • 28 min
    Welcome To Law360 Explores: Legalization

    Welcome To Law360 Explores: Legalization

    More than 40 states have some form of legal marijuana, but the drug is still federally illegal. That tension can impact everything marijuana businesses do, from how much they pay in taxes to whether they can protect their brands in court. Here's a sample of what you'll hear as host Diana Novak Jones takes you on a five-part journey into the murky legal world surrounding these companies.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Nick718714 ,

A must listen

Unbelievable insight into some of the depths of legalization which often gets overlooked. Such a well made podcast.

Coach B in WI ,

Really well done!

I learned a lot!!

GoHatters ,

Very interesting

Great place to start. Very interesting and well done!

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