Bloomberg Law
Aug. 9, 2018, 11:04 AM

More Law Firms Rolling With Cannabis Ventures

Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Special Correspondent

Law firms are beginning to find a niche representing investors and other clients in cannabis ventures even though pot is still illegal under federal law.

A treacherous business to a large segment of Big Law, the growing recreational and medicinal cannabis industry has caught the eye of firms who see opportunity and the chance to build a new base of clients.

Christopher Barry, who co-chairs Dorsey & Whitney’s growing cannabis practice, said he didn’t initially seek out the work. A client found him.

“A large foreign investor from Asia called me up and said they wanted to make a big ...

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