In-House At A Cannabis Company: The Real Estate Issues – Law360

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By Benjamin Clack (July 22, 2022, 2:51 PM EDT) — As the legal cannabis industry burgeons into a multibillion-dollar industry, unique compliance considerations are arising. In this Expert Analysis series, in-house counsel at cannabis companies discuss the biggest issues they’re navigating in this ever-evolving area of law.

Benjamin Clack

Public perception of cannabis has shifted dramatically in recent years. At the turn of the century, nearly two-thirds[1] of the country opposed the legalization of cannabis. Today, 91% of Americans[2] are in favor of legalizing cannabis for either medical or recreational use.

The plant’s importance was only elevated during the pandemic, when nearly half of all U.S. states deemed cannabis an essential substance[3]…