With medicinal and recreational legalization of Cannabis across many states in the US, it has become critical that anyone interested in the business seek legal counsel to understand both the federal and state laws. Did you know the national marijuana industry will reach $13.3 billion in 2020? It is also projected to create 283,422 new jobs by the year 2020, making the cannabis industry one of the most rapidly growing industries in the country. But it doesn't stop there. It is estimated that the growth of the cannabis market will continue to increase and reach $24.5 billion by 2025 – and that number is based only on states that have already legalized marijuana. What does this mean for attorneys? The opportunity to represent this industry is growing rapidly and the need for attorneys specializing in Cannabis Law is exponential. But how should an attorney educate and prepare themselves to be invaluable in this growing field? Courses have been developed to address the legal, regulatory, business, and ethical issues related to cannabis law at the state and federal level. But where does one start?