University of Denver Sturm College of Law senior Madalyn McElwain said she was relieved to hear the school was offering the nation’s first class on representing marijuana clients.
The third-year lawyer-to-be wanted to practice in the intricate and quickly changing world of marijuana law, one that for years has ping-ponged between the criminal and civil sectors, but couldn’t talk about it.
“I had to keep my intent quiet because it still wasn’t seen as legitimate,” McElwain said. “But now, it’s like, ‘Yeah! I can talk about it now.’ It’s legitimate.”