Ohio’s new medical marijuana law prohibits disciplining professionals for working with marijuana businesses or patients, but it’s not clear whether that applies to attorneys.
Only the Ohio Supreme Court can discipline licensed attorneys. Lawyers have submitted at least two requests for formal opinions on the matter to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct.
They want to know:
- whether lawyers may represent marijuana cultivators, processors, dispensaries, patients and caregivers.
- whether lawyers may own or operate medical marijuana businesses.
- whether lawyers may use medical marijuana.
Board staff members plan to issue recommendations to the board in August. The board is asking for attorneys with other questions to submit them before July 11. [Read more at Cleveland.com]