Legal internships have become a lucrative profession in Oregon, where the state has a population of more than 3 million.
The industry has grown as Oregon has become one of the most liberal states in the country, which has led to the creation of a wide range of positions, from drug-policy consultant to legal nurse, to assist law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in their investigations.
But the industry is also in danger of becoming one of America’s largest, with one of its biggest employers going bankrupt this year.
One legal nurse told MTV News, “It’s pretty sad to see people who are so passionate about the law get shut down.”
The industry was once a source of much pride for Oregon, but in recent years it has suffered from a series of closures, most recently in December.
A new law that takes effect in January requires legal interns to be on site in the state to work on drug cases.
The law also makes it a felony to be employed by a “licensed provider of cannabis products.”
Oregon legalized marijuana in 2012, and the state is now one of only a handful of states that has legalized recreational marijuana.
“It is very difficult to find a job when you’re doing a legal position,” said Lori Anderson, who currently works for the Portland Police Bureau.
“But there is a lot of support in the community for the industry.”
The law allows the police to take an internship program that pays $20,000 and gives the option of going to law school.
But there is no legal way for law enforcement to train their interns, and most of the students who enroll in legal intern programs are under 25 years old.
“We’re seeing more and more young people get into legal intern positions, and there’s a lot more demand for those positions,” said Amanda Williams, the director of the Legal Aid Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University.
“There’s a real demand for legal intern position for young people who have limited legal resources, and who are struggling to get an internship.”
Many legal interns are on the verge of graduation.
The program costs $12,000 a year to participate in, and it is a requirement that the students complete a drug testing program.
But it’s not enough to keep students in the profession.
“For people who don’t have the money or aren’t able to afford it, I think they’re going to feel a little let down,” said Anderson.
“The students will feel they’ve been put through something that is very different than the experience that they were having before.”
In January, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the law, ruling that it violated the state constitution’s ban on government involvement in the work of people who perform a job directly related to their employment.
The court cited the court’s 2010 ruling in the case of United States v.
Jones, which upheld the ban on state involvement in an employer’s job placement process.
The ruling has now been overturned by the Oregon State Supreme Court.
The state has also been one of several states that have passed laws requiring the hiring of qualified people to work in the cannabis industry, and many employers are choosing to hire the people instead.
The Oregon Cannabis Industry Association, which represents more than 300 companies that work in and around the state, says it has more than 1,000 people employed in the industry.
“This is the only industry in the United States where people can be employed without government involvement,” said Robyn Stapleton, a spokesperson for the Oregon Cannabis Industries Association.
“When people say that this is a government monopoly, they’re wrong.”
Stapletons group is currently seeking an exemption to the new law from the courts so it can continue to hire and train people in the legal industry.
It also wants the state’s medical marijuana program to be allowed to continue, and for the Department of Justice to give it a full regulatory exemption so it is not subject to the ban that the Oregon Court struck against.
“In the long run, we believe it is better for the state if we get into a situation where the Department is not involved in the health and safety of our customers,” Staplets said.
“Because it would mean we have to come to a point where the people who we are working with, and these are people who can’t afford to get a job, they have to go back to work.”
The Oregon Supreme court is currently considering its ruling on the Jones case, and could take up the case within the next few months.
The decision is expected within the first quarter of 2019.