Colo. Justices Give Attys Way To Advise On Marijuana Law

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The Colorado Supreme Court offered some clarity to lawyers on the ethical conflict caused by the state’s marijuana legalization, adopting a professional conduct rule change so attorneys can counsel on state marijuana law as long as they also explain federal law and policy, under which the substance remains illegal.

The rule change signed by Colorado Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice says a lawyer “may counsel a client regarding the validity, scope and meaning” of the state constitutional changes that legalize marijuana use in the state, and...
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