Monday, May 3, 2010
A report on a bar discipline case from the May 2010 online edition of the California Bar Journal:
[An attorney] was suspended for three years, stayed, and actually suspended for two years and until the State Bar Court grants a motion to terminate the suspension and he proves his rehabilitation. He also was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20. The order took effect Oct. 3, 2009.
In 2007, [the attorney] pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance — concentrated cannabis. He had been charged with two felonies in connection with his ownership of the California Green Room, which Reedy claimed was a legal medical marijuana dispensary. The felonies were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
The bar court rejected [his] claims that he ran the Green Room as a non-profit private club with a closed membership of about 100 people and that each of the members had a physician’s marijuana use recommendation.
He did not participate in the State Bar proceedings and his default was entered.