Philly-Area Law Firms Bullish on Cannabis Despite Grave Legal Risks

Monday, August 21, 2017

Joe Bedwick, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Corporate practice, discusses Philadelphia area law firms setting up cannabis practices on “We saw it as a growth opportunity,” said Joe. But the continuing disconnect between state and federal laws, and the Trump administration's antipathy towards marijuana, has created what Joe calls “a big ball of uncertainty.” “At any moment, theoretically, they can say ‘We’re going to crack down on this,’ ” Joe said. In addition, with so many attorneys getting into the cannabis game, some doubt there may be enough work to sustain all the marijuana practices.

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Joseph C. Bedwick

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