AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / September/October 2018 / Volume 23, Number 1

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 | AALL SPECTRUM 29 2 018 began with a whirlwind of development in cannabis laws and the cannabis industry in general, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Cannabis is still prohibited at the federal level under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), but there is real momentum toward federal decriminalization. Additionally, at the state level, medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states, and adult-use "recreational" marijuana is permitted in nine. The District of Columbia allows for both medical and recreational use, though implemen- tation of the laws is currently stalled. Through all this, lawyers continue to push the boundaries federally, at the state level, and in representing the myriad interests of cannabis entrepreneurs. Herein is a discussion of the current landscape for cannabis law this year, what the future might hold, and a list of helpful resources for keeping up with the moving target of cannabis law, policy, and business. The current legal landscape, what the future may hold, and useful resources for lawyers. BY EMILIE RUSSELL CANNABIS LAW & LAWYERING: DEVELOPMENTS IN 2018

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