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Using a Lawyer vs. a Collection Agency to Collect Debt

If your letter writing, personal meetings, and phone calls have all failed to resolve a debt issue, it’s time to call in a professional — a debt collection agency or a lawyer specializing in debt collection.

The most obvious choice to collect an unpaid debt is a collection agency. Agencies come in all sizes — some are local, some specialize in handling certain kinds of debts, and others are national in scope. The cost varies, depending on the volume of business you bring to the table, and the amount of debt that is to be collected. Plan on paying 25 to 30 percent of the amount collected, with some agencies demanding a 50-50 split.

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The 'immaculate conception' problem: Maryland medical marijuana growers must break law to grow plants

Maryland's would-be medical marijuana growers face a conundrum known as the "immaculate conception" problem: How do you grow legal marijuana plants when it's a felony to obtain the seeds?

The first step in growing state-sanctioned legal marijuana is to break the law, a paradox that has regulators nationwide looking the other way while growers keep mum about how they start their businesses.

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