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Danger Lurking in the Tall Grass -- Legal Ethics and Marijuana

12/19/2014

The tension between federal law, which treats marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance, and Colorado law, which has legalized cultivation and distribution of marijuana by constitutional amendment, is nowhere more palpable than in the conflicting obligations of attorneys under state and federal ethics rules.

In March I wrote about this conflict in A Curious Comment: The Colorado Supreme Court Addresses the Pot Paradox.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

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