Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Do Lawyers Advising Pot Companies Violate Ethics Rules? (Today’s General Counsel: Blog, 5 January 2017)
Now that more than 30 states and U.S. territories permit the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, the fledgling industry is looking for legal help. But the question remains whether a lawyer advising a client on the cultivation, sale or use of pot, under state law, runs contrary to professional conduct rules because marijuana is illegal under federal law.
- Pro-Weed Group Plans to Give Away 4,200 Joints on Inauguration Day (Newsweek: All News, 4 January 2017)
Feeling a little bit anxious about attending Inauguration Day on January 20? Well, exhale: Your prayers may have been answered.
- CA taps MJ rescheduling advocate Holder for potential Trump battles (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 4 January 2017)
Should a Donald Trump administration try to interfere with states that have legalized recreational cannabis, California will be ready.
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