The Ohio Board of Pharmacy releases model dispensary applications Today the Ohio Board of Pharmacy released, through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Website, the application materials for Ohio dispensaries. The Board will accept applications electronically beginning on November 3 at 8:00am and ending… Continue Reading “Ohio Releases Dispensary Applications as the Federal Government Continues To Send Conflicting Signals on Legal Marijuana”
Shortly after being confirmed as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions created various task forces to review Obama-era DOJ policies. In late July he received a report back from the task force evaluating federal marijuana enforcement policy, and the Associated Press is reporting that the news… Continue Reading “BIG NEWS: DOJ recommends marijuana policy status quo over federal crackdown”
What you need to know about Ohio’s medical marijuana industry from an Ohio medical marijuana attorney.
This Saturday, February 25, I will be speaking on a panel at the MPP Ohio Canna-Business Seminar in Columbus. My firm, Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA, is also one of the event’s sponsors. MPP promises “a deep dive into Ohio’s emerging medical cannabis program… Continue Reading “Join me at the Ohio Canna-Business Seminar!”
Hi everyone – it’s been a little while since I’ve posted here. Our family moved, work got busier than anticipated (which is a good thing), and all of that occurred right smack in the middle of the holiday season. But fear not, the Ohio… Continue Reading “Medical Marijuana in Ohio in 2017”
The cannabis community has been eagerly waiting to learn whom Donald Trump would nominate as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, and it appears we have our answer: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. So what does this mean for legal marijuana? Let’s first start with a quick… Continue Reading “Trump taps Jeff Sessions for Attorney General nominee: what does this mean for legal marijuana?”
Bringing the uproar surrounding attorney representation of Ohio medical marijuana clients largely to an end, on September 20th the Ohio Supreme Court formally adopted an amendment to Prof.Cond.R. 1.2(d). The new Rule 1.d(d) reads: (d)(1) A lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist… Continue Reading “Ohio Supreme Court formally adopts Amendment to Rule 1.2, clarifying that Ohio lawyers can advise medical marijuana companies”
We’ve covered the ethical issues associated with legal marijuana on this blog previously, including the August 2016 advisory opinion issued by the Board of Professional Conduct. Today, the Ohio Supreme Court proposed a rule change to Rule 1.2 that would allow attorneys to represent… Continue Reading “Attorney Ethics and Legal Marijuana: Ohio Supreme Court Proposes Partial Fix”
The recent advisory opinion issued by the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct has led to a myriad of concerns among lawyers and others in Ohio’s medical marijuana community. Thankfully, the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is aware and the Court… Continue Reading “Attorney Ethics and Legal Marijuana: Amendments Proposed to Rules 1.2 and 8.4”
Summary This past June, a number of Ohio attorneys (including our firm) submitted a request to the Board for an advisory opinion on three distinct issues (for a primer on the professional issues involving Ohio’s medical marijuana law, click here): Whether an Ohio lawyer may ethically… Continue Reading “Attorney Ethics and Legal Marijuana: Advisory Opinion 2016-6”
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