Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in a Sept. 2 Missouri Lawyers Weekly article about two recent Missouri informal ethics opinions addressing representation of medical-marijuana businesses. One of the new ethics opinions provides some clarifying guidance to Missouri lawyers engaged in multi-state practice in the field. As was noted in a May 20 story in the same publication, also citing Prof. Barondes, an earlier ethics opinion concerning the provision of legal services to businesses in this field did not address these aspects of multi-state legal practice.
The pending arrival of medical-marijuana business in Missouri presents numerous complex legal issues. Prof. Barondes is this term teaching a law school class on the regulation of medical-marijuana businesses.