As some states legalize marijuana for medical and private use, lawyers in those states find themselves in a predicament: Their state law says marijuana is legal, but federal law says it isn’t. How do lawyers ethically and legally advise clients on activities they know to be illegal?

I just wrote an article for Bar Leader on that topic, and how states are handling it. It’s an interesting phenomenon, and one that will get more important as more states follow the trend to legalization.