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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

thinkstockphotos-597927996The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court.

California’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has attracted people from all walks of life to the industry. In turn, this will bring new clients to attorneys. But before you represent clients in marijuana-related businesses, consider these tips.

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The Reek of Reefer Alone Does Not Justify Warrantless Search

To smell is not the same as to see. At least that’s what a California court of appeal recently concluded when it rejected the validity of a warrantless search of a Fed Ex package based on the smell of marijuana alone.