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This comment will first provide a look into the history and legality of cannabis in the United States, followed by a look into California’s cannabis industry. There will be a discussion on both medical and recreational legality in California and the provisions surrounding both types of legality. Next, the complexities of the cannabis industries will be discussed in terms of opening and operating a cannabis business, the different cannabis business types and the requirements for starting them, and state and local limitations. Immediately following, there will be a federal illegality discussion and how federal illegality conflicts with California law in terms of ethical considerations for attorneys, employer accommodation, child custody, and criminal liability. There is a section discussing cannabis financing. Lastly, regulation of cannabis sales will be discussed, particularly taxation of cannabis, the ongoing presence of illicit sales, steps California took to combat the illicit market, and other steps California could take.

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