As marijuana continues to be subject to a patchwork of laws in the United States, lawyers with clients in the cannabis industry must walk a fine line when weighing ethical considerations, attorneys from the New York State Bar Association’s cannabis law committee explained on Tuesday at a panel discussion.

The panelists were discussing ethical issues that may arise for cannabis counsel while, at the same time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his State of the State address his proposal to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use.

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