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The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses

August 1, 2018

Since the passage of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 ("Medical Marijuana Amendment"), marijuana related businesses ("MRBs") are soliciting lawyers to provide legal advice and assistance. Some have posited that a lawyer advising or assisting a client on the cultivation or dispensing of marijuana under state law is in violation of Rule 1.2(d) of the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct given that those activities are still illegal under federal law. However, other states interpreting language identical to Rule 1.2(d) have come to different.... Read More

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