Georgia high court: Cannabis industry lawyers can be sanctioned

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This issue is still in play in Georgia.. Lawyers who counsel companies in Georgia’s fledgling medical marijuana industry could face disciplinary sanctions under a recent decision by the state Supreme Court. Even though the sale of medical marijuana oil has been legalized in Georgia, it is still a crime under federal law, the court said. The decision could create havoc in a highly regulated industry that relies on legal counsel. Medical marijuana companies and their lawyers say they’ll overcome — or defy — the court’s order. “I think this is going to become wallpaper,” said Sanford Posner, an attorney and co-founder of the Georgia Cannabis Trade Association. “I would be surprised if attorneys who practice in this area don’t print out this decision and hang it on their wall as a red badge of courage.” Possible punishment for lawyers found to have violated the rules of professional conduct include reprimands, suspensions, even disbarment. https://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-news/georgia-high-court-cannabis-industry-lawyers-can-be-sanctioned/ISQDASPQ7FAWDGOIGH6E7FZBSY/

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