Lawyers who advise marijuana vendors warned over ethics

Colorado lawyers who represent marijuana businesses — like the ones recently raided on the Front Range by federal authorities — are being warned of the ethics in partnering with operations that violate federal law, as is the growing and sale of marijuana. Here, a law enforcement officer walks past a pile of marijuana seized during a raid at Swiss Medical Industries in Boulder.



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Colorado lawyers who represent marijuana businesses — like the ones recently raided on the Front Range by federal authorities — are being warned of the ethics in partnering with operations that violate federal law, as is the growing and sale of marijuana. Here, a law enforcement officer walks past a pile of marijuana seized during a raid at Swiss Medical Industries in Boulder.

Colorado lawyers who help entrepreneurs sell or cultivate marijuana violate the rules of ethics, according to a Colorado Bar Association committee. The non-binding opinion could place lawyers…




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