Nevada Supreme Court delays action on rules to protect medical marijuana lawyers
Nevada Supreme Court justices said Tuesday they won’t rush into approving rules allowing attorneys to advise clients on medical marijuana issues without fear of running afoul of professional conduct standards.
Justices during a 90-minute hearing raised concerns that blanket approval of a rule amendment proposed by the Nevada State Bar could have consequences beyond the immediate intent of easing the minds of lawyers who feel constrained to provide legal advice to local governments and clients hoping to get into the medical marijuana business.
The court took the matter under submission and signaled it may issue interim guidance before making a final determination on the rule amendment.
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