Ohio Supreme Court Weighs MMJ Rule Change for Lawyers

The Ohio Supreme Court signaled last Wednesday it might rewrite its ethics rules to permit lawyers in the state to help medical marijuana businesses, a move that would no doubt be welcomed by MMJ entrepreneurs and attorneys.

Earlier this month, the Ohio state supreme court’s Board of Professional Conduct issued a non-binding but influential advisory opinion warning that lawyers who counsel cannabis-touching business clients would be violating federal law and thereby its rules of conduct.

Some observers feared attorneys would avoid counseling legitimate marijuana businesses, depriving them of legal representation.

On Wednesday, court officials directed staffers to draft an amendment to the rules of conduct, according to Cleveland.com.

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