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Michael S. Chernis

Michael S. Chernis is a Los Angeles-based attorney and expert specializing in the cannabis industry. With decades of experience as an attorney handling high-profile big business cases and civil rights issues, he has lobbied on behalf of dispensaries to have more open laws surrounding medical marijuana.
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The “Big Fix” For Los Angeles Cannabis Laws

As written, proposed draft regulations for Los Angeles’s cannabis industry are unsustainable, but a handful of common-sense improvements would make them ready for prime...
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Six Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer for your medical or recreational Cannabis business presents a number of challenges and risks. For many of you, this is your first...
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Debunking The Myth of CBD Legality

"CBD legality is perhaps more confusing and misunderstood than any other legal issue, even among attorneys with vast experience in cannabis law." At a recent...