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Cannabis industry, fooled me, questions abound, investigative fees and expenses, survey says, scrutiny alert, and for the reading stack.

It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

Cannabis Industry

This recent FBI public recording states: “As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry. States require licenses to grow and sell the drug—opening the possibility for public officials to become susceptible to bribes in exchange for those licenses.”

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The Burgeoning Marijuana Industry And The FCPA


Assessing whether a new and growing industry has risk under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is not really a complex assessment.

At its most basic level, it involves assessing whether the industry has points of contact with “foreign officials” in the global marketplace.

As highlighted in this post, the burgeoning marijuana industry certainly does and the FCPA risk of this industry is no different than several other agricultural companies that have resolved FCPA enforcement actions.

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