Opinion 2016-6 considered Ethical Implications for Lawyers under Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law. Subsequently, the Ohio Supreme Court adopted an amendment to Rule 1.2(d)(2) of the Rules of Professional Conduct by which:
A lawyer may counsel or assist a client regarding conduct expressly permitted under Sub.H.B. 523 of the 131st General Assembly authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes and any state statutes, rules, orders, or other provisions implementing the act. In these circumstances, the lawyer shall advise the client regarding related federal law.
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