Lawyer Loses Insurance For Representing Med Marijuana Clients


Legal Herald

In what seems to be the first event of its kind nationwide, a Denver attorney has lost her liability insurance because part of her practice involves representing medical marijuana clients.

Ann Toney’s insurance company last month told her it will not renew her malpractice coverage, reports John Ingold at The Denver Post. Toney’s practice “does not meet current underwriting guidelines because of the following risk factors: Area of practice involving medical marijuana,” the Hanover Insurance Group explained in its notice.

A former prosecutor who’s taught classes on medical marijuana law for the Colorado Bar Association, Toney was surprised, especially since most of her work representing medical marijuana businesses came one to two years ago, when the state’s laws for such businesses were more murky.