Public Hearing to Discuss Medical Marijuana Misconduct Scheduled for July 7

According to a report released by the Supreme Court of Nevada, on July 7, the court will review a comment regarding the state rules of professional conduct for attorneys and how they interact with Nevada’s medical marijuana laws. As of now, the Supreme Court is welcoming comments from the public and lawyers regarding the proposed comment and whether other changes to state laws are necessary.

What is the Proposed Comment?

The new comment, if enacted, will inform Nevada lawyers that under deferral law, it is illegal to use, sell, or possess marijuana even though Nevada state laws allow for such behavior. If lawyers do engage in these actions, they can be prosecuted for misconduct.

Additionally, because many attorneys have become business partners and owners of medical marijuana establishments, the Supreme Court seeks to reach a decision regarding whether or not these lawyers should be precluded from participating in acts that are sanctioned under state law, but remain violations to federal law.

So Then, Can Persons Be Arrested for Using or Possessing Marijuana in Nevada?

Although marijuana is becoming increasingly tolerated and approved of in the state of Nevada and throughout other states, it is still ultimately illegal under federal law. For this reason, persons using, possessing, or selling marijuana run the risk of being convicted of various drug crimes.

Joey Gilbert Law Can Defend Those Accused of Drug Crimes.

At Joey Gilbert Law, our Reno drug crime lawyers are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of those who have been accused or arrested for various drug crimes. Because we understand the severe consequences an individual can face after they have been arrested for such crimes, we work diligently to form the strongest defenses we can using top-tier resources, our years of experience, and the ample amounts of knowledge we have acquired regarding federal and state laws. If you were arrested for a possessing, selling, or using marijuana, or for any other drug crime, contact a Reno drug crime attorney today. We can fight for your rights and future.

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