With State and Federal Marijuana Laws in Opposition, Attorneys in Nevada Waiting to Exhale

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

By Chris Kudialis (contact)
Monday, June 13, 2016 | 2 a.m.

Although Nevada law allows the sale and use of medical marijuana, attorneys in the state could soon face punishment for professional misconduct if they get involved in the business.

The Nevada Supreme Court is considering revising the rules of professional conduct for attorneys by adding a clause saying that the sale, use or possession of marijuana — even when allowed by state law — is prohibited by federal law and could result in misconduct actions. The court is seeking comments on the proposed addition and is scheduled to review it at 1 p.m. July 7 in Las Vegas.

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