Cannabis: The New York State Compassionate Care Act

Production Date: April 20, 2016 Practice Areas: Health Care Law, Food, Beverage, & Agriculture, and Marijuana Law Estimated Length: 5403 minutes


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In July 2014, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation often referred to as the Compassionate Care Act (the “CCA”). Under the CCA, New York State legalized medical cannabis. In the spring of 2015, the New York State Department Of Health (“NYDOH”) issued detailed CCA regulations. In July 2015, the DOH announced its selection of the five “Registered Organizations,” (“ROs”), the enterprises who are authorized under the CCA to grow, process, and sell medical cannabis. In January 2016, those ROs opened the first medical cannabis dispensaries in New York State. Attorneys interested in representing clients involved in or seeking to become involved in the New York State cannabis industry must be familiar with the CCA and the NYDOH CCA regulations, and this course will address requirements the CCA imposes on patients, physicians, and Registered Organizations.


Join Hanan Kolko for a discussion of these issues. Mr. Kolko, a New York City-based shareholder at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein and a co-chair of that firm’s Cannabis Practice Group, is also a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association. He has previously presented CLE programs for Lawline entitled Ethically Representing the Cannabis Client, In Re Arenas and Access to Bankruptcy for the Cannabis Client, and Cannabis: Understanding the Cole Memorandum and the Interplay of Federal and State Law.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Grasp the relationship between the federal Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”) and state cannabis laws such as the New York CCA

II.    Familiarity with the DOJ Cole Memorandum, and how it impacts the CCA

III.   Learn the obligations that the CCA imposes on those who wish to obtain and use medical cannabis

IV.   Know the obligations that the CCA imposes on physicians who wish to allow their patients to have access to medical cannabis

V.    Understand the obligations that the CCA imposes on Registered Organizations, the only entities authorized under the CCA to grow, process, and distribute medical cannabis

VI.   Discuss pending legislation that might affect medical cannabis in New York State

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Alexandria, VA

This was a great course. I actually had no real interest in it until it started. The speaker was engaging and knowledgeable and the material was great. The course held my interest and I really enjoyed it.

Philip O.
East Hampton, NY

instructor was great

Mary B.

Very interesting....engaging and articulate speaker.

Richard G.
Mouny Holly, NJ

A massive amount of content. Well done!

Paul R.
White Plains, NY

it was fine

Michael G.
Hewlett, NY

Excellent presentation, very informative, and good practical advise.

Gregory S.
Fayetteville, NY

Very Good

Christopher R.
Mclean, VA

Fascinating subject, explained very clearly by a knowledgeable lecturer.

Gregory N.
Cary, NC

excellent presentation

Robert H.
Boynton Beach, FL

vERY Very informative; excellent presenter.

Daria C.
New York, NY

Excellent and thorough

Richard m.
Manhattan, NY

Fascinating. A very helpful and detailed description of the requirements related to medical marijuana

Karen N.
New York, NY

Very comprehensive coverage of the subject matter!

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San Francisco, CA

very interesting

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Red Hook, NY


David O.
Laurel, NY

Very informative.

Silda W.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation

Peter C.
Manhattan, NY

highly useful and educational thanks

Nigina K.
Queens, NY

Good synopsis!

Aaron G.
New York, NY

covered a lot and very informative

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Elmhurst, NY

Good program.

Agnes M.
New York, NY

Mr. Kolko was very thorough and provided a lot of information of which i had been completely unaware. Excellent presentation!

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North Collins, NY

Good course

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New York, NY

Concise and articulate

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Garrison, NY

very good.

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Wheatley Heights, NY

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New York, NY


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Scarsdale, NY

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Kevin M.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Great content. very interesting.

James M.
Queens, NY

Good comparison between federal and state law. Comprehensive break down of the two.

Jerome L.
Stamford, CT

very useful and good because of updating laws

Kimberly R.
Cortlandt Manor, NY

All new information for me - well done!

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Atlanta, GA


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Los Angeles, CA

He was great. Interesting an informative

Patrick O.
Brooklyn, NY

Timely. Of interests beyond lawyers too.

Rosa L.
New York, NY

The lecture covered the area of law thoroughly and clearly.

Matthew L.
New York, NY

This would be a great topic to re-visit in 2017.

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Jersey City, NJ

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Scott D.
White Plains, NY

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Rochester, NY

The best presenter I have seen

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Manhattan, NY

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Sea Cliff, NY

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Hoboken, NJ

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Scarsdale, NY


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Mohegan Lake, NY

One of the better lectures I've listened to.

Denver, CO

Very thorough

Theodore L.
Waterbury, VT

Besides a survey both broad and detailed, this speaker added a critical question, one not raised in perhaps a dozen comparable state legalization programs - if federal law makes the enterprise one big crime, just how can a lawyer giver advice without becoming an accessory or at least incurring an obligation to inform federal authorities? Excellent as CLE but also as solid jurisprudence.

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Bohemia, NY

Informative program.

Rachel P.
Queens, NY

Excellent clear explanations

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Buffalo, NY

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Scarsdale, NY


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Rensselaerville, NY

very well designed course

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Brightwaters, NY

Very interesting in a challenging new area of the law.

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Bedford, NY

Lecturer held your interest during the presentation and was very articulate.

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West Hempstead, NY

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Dublin, D

Very interesting new area of law.

Stefanie M.
Brooklyn, NY

good topic

Deena M.
Marlboro Township, NJ

This was a highly informative lecture on Medical Cannabis of which I had a limited knowledge base. Very interesting, especially with respect to Preemption and conflicts of the professional rules of conduct.

Amy F.
Lockport, NY

highly detailed, informative discussion of NY's newer compassionate Care Act. Thorough

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Toronto, ON

Very interesting -- answered lots of my questions about this area

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Katonah, NY

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queensvillage, NY

timely topic for ny

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Provincetown, MA


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New York, NY

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glens falls, NY

Concise and clear for a cutting edge topic

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Brooklyn, NY

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Mamaroneck, NY

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New Hyde Park, NY

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New York, NY

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Brooklyn, NY

knowledgeable speaker

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Long Beach, CA

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Montclair, NJ

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Joan F.
Glens Falls, NY

up to date and concise

Elizabeth S.
Alexandria, VA

Great course!!

Gerard M.
hicksville, NY

good speaker well prepared highly informative an important topic for people to know about research comes out all the time about medical benefits of cannabis

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New York, NY

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Los Angeles, CA

I love the exhaustive nature of this course. Would love other things this exhaustive about other areas of law.

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Fort Covington, NY


Adam P.
New York, NY

Enjoyable and informative!