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Thomas Haren Quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business

"NEO Firm Hopes to Ease Ohio's Marijuana 'Stigma'"
Crain's Cleveland Business
September 17, 2017

Excerpt from the article:
"It is an unfortunate reality made worse by mixed signals from the federal government. For instance, Congress continues to extend budget riders preventing federal law enforcement from interfering with state medical marijuana programs, yet Congress allows marijuana to remain a Schedule 1 substance," said Thomas Haren, a Cleveland lawyer at Frantz Ward LLP specializing in marijuana law.

"The concern I think extends not only to funding, but also to the risks that every operator takes when entering the industry: the risk of federal prosecution," he said. "Remember that possession of marijuana alone is prohibited under the Controlled Substance Act. This is true for any operator cultivating, processing, dispensing or even testing marijuana for commercial purposes."

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