The New York Law Journal and Law.com published a commentary written by DC counsel Steven Cash, who co-leads the firm's Regulated Substance Practices Group. In "Complex Marijuana Laws Leave Lawyers in Legal Limbo," Cash outlines the legal and ethical dilemma facing lawyers asked to provide counsel to clients in the growing state-legal cannabis industry. Because cannabis has been legalized and regulated in more than half of the states, but remains unlawful under federal law, lawyers who aid clients in compliance run the risk of prosecution under federal law. Although these risks appear small (under the current Administration), the tension creates ethical issues of concern. Cash argues that Congress should step in and resolve these issues, and make clear that lawyers providing legal services under state law are not violating federal law.
On April 16, Steven Cash will participate in a virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, Executive Director of the Spy Museum.
On February 16, at the American Bar Association (ABA) midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 103B, co-authored by Steven Cash, urging federal legislation to protect lawyers from criminal liability for providing services to state-legalized marijuana businesses.
Steven Cash, co-chair of Day Pitney's Regulated Substances practice group, co-authored a resolution for the American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Section, urging Congress "to enact legislation to clarify and explicitly ensure that it shall not constitute a federal crime for lawyers, consistent with state, territorial, and tribal ethical rules, to provide legal advice and services to clients regarding marijuana-related activities that are in compliance with state, territorial, and tribal law."
Francine Esposito, Naju Lathia and James Leva authored an article, "Marijuana Update: Must New Jersey Employers Accommodate Medical Use?," published in the October 2019 edition of Employee Benefit Plan Review, a Wolters Kluwer publication.
Stan Twardy was quoted in the New York Times article, "Top Aid in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept."
Stan Twardy was quoted in CT Post article, "Arrests of Perez, Dunn raise concern that FBI probe is just the beginning."
Stan Twardy authored an op-ed, "The Myths of Vote-By-Mail," published in the Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times and USA Today.
Steven Cash is featured in a Q&A article, "Cannabis Corner: An Ex-Prosecutor Keeps Firm's Risk At Bay," published by Law360.
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