As of today, 24 states have legalized the use of marijuana and three additional states have decriminalized its use.  Legislation to legalize marijuana is under consideration in several other states and those states which have legalized marijuana are attempting to develop regulations to govern its use and sale.  Needless to say, the maze of legislation and regulations from state to state can by confusing for businesses, employers and entrepreneurs..

Welcome to The Blunt Truth, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s latest blog to address the legal and practical implications of marijuana laws across the U.S. and their impact on the business community.  Over the last several years, timely and insightful updates on this evolving area of law have become crucial both to our clients and to the broader business community covering topics from real estate, finance and tax to workplace and employee issues.   Whether you are a C-suite executive, industry entrepreneur, in-house counsel, HR executive or lending institution, TBT aims to be a go-to source for updates, reports and analysis on the changes and developments in cannabis laws and regulations and how they impact the business community.

It is evident that changes in marijuana legislation is being addressed, in one form or another, in nearly every practice area of the firm-from corporate and business, finance, tax, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, bankruptcy and labor and employment laws.  In order to address the unique and evolving questions in this spaces, TBT was conceptualized. As frequently as possible, our experienced attorneys will address state specific topics as well as conflicts between state and federal laws and how these ever changing laws may impact the way you conduct business.  We look forward to serving you news on current events and current state of the marijuana laws.

This blog also aims to be interactive with its readers. If you have a specific question or would like us to explore a specific topic relating to marijuana laws or business, please email me at  sjutkowitz@seyfarth.com.  We will do our best to answer your questions and promise to continue the conversation.  Remember to follow us on Twitter, and welcome to the TBT community.