On Sept. 20, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court amended the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, allowing Ohio attorneys to take on clients from the medical marijuana industry.
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The Ohio Supreme Court is making moves to change the professional rules of conduct for lawyers in the state to allow them to represent medical marijuana businesses.
Ohio attorneys cannot use medical marijuana or help businesses that offer medicinal cannabis, according to an Aug. 11, 2016, opinion from the state’s Board of Professional Conduct. Medical marijuana is still prohibited by federal law.
Earlier this month, the Ohio Ballot Board released ballot language for the proposed marijuana measure, Issue 3, but the group pushing the initiative, ResponsibleOhio, was quick to denounce the ballot language as false and misleading, leading the group to file a lawsuit.