Marijuana laws fodder for compliance mayhem

Because several states have legalized marijuana for various uses, but the substance has remained federally illegal, compliance issues abound.

The chasm dividing those on opposite sides of the marijuana legalization debate has seemingly grown wider in past years in the U.S. because of various states' rulings legalizing the substance despite its federal prohibition. Naturally, with any state regulation passed against federal, there are bound to be compliance issues, especially regarding a substance that is the center of such hot debate. 

Compliance heavily factors into companies that dispense marijuana -- whether for recreational or medical use. The Wall Street Journal reports that a number of companies are wrestling with various state-based regulations in light of complying with federal ones. While they have seen room to grow in light of the legalization of marijuana in certain states, they also have unique challenges.

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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