Lawyers Warned in Select States About Working With Medical Cannabis Firms

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By Omar Sacirbey

Legal ethics panels in a few states – most recently New Mexico and Ohio – have warned local attorneys that helping medical marijuana businesses can be a violation of professional rules of conduct.

The non-binding opinions could make it tougher for MMJ businesses in those states to get legal representation.

The recent opinions caution lawyers that assisting a cannabis business can be tantamount to helping a client break federal law, given marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

While differing from opinions issued in most states, the warnings given in New

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