Okay to Advise on Setting Up Medical Marijuana Business? States Differ

On the heels of a recent disciplinary decision finding that the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit attorneys from counseling clients to commit a crime or assisting in a crime – specifically that lawyers can’t provide legal services to help set up a medical marijuana business – the Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking comments on a proposed rule change to allow lawyers to counsel clients on conduct permitted under state law, but prohibited under federal.  More here from Law360.  More on how other states have approached the issue (inconsistently) here.
H/T to Marilyn Forbes Phillips @ Duke Law.

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