Lawyers and 'Suited Geeks' Turn Out for Cannabis Convention
Lawyers hoping to find new clients were among those attending the Colorado Cannabis Convention this past weekend.
More than half a dozen lawyers that are gaining experience in medical marijuana law showed up at the convention, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports.
Medicial marijuana dispensaries started springing up like weeds in Colorado after Attorney General Eric Holder announced last year that the Justice Department won’t prosecute the sale of medical marijuana in the states that allow it, the story says.
Denver lawyer Tae Darnell warned at a panel discussion that there are still risks for people starting a new marijuana dispensary, despite Holder’s pledge, the story says. “You have to remember that this still is against federal law,” Darnell said. “You have to tread carefully.”
Dscriber’s GreenZone blog also noted the lawyers at the convention. “Proof of just how mainstream medical marijuana has become was available in abundance at the booths that didn’t sell glass pipes,” the story said. “Those were usually manned by suited geeks who looked rather out of place in an ocean of tie-dyes. They were the lawyers, the insurance brokers, the carpenters, the security consultants and the website developers whose only connection to pot was the desire to capitalize on it.”