Dazed and Confused: An Overview of Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Laws

Production Date: April 21, 2017 Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law, and Marijuana Law Estimated Length: 3622 minutes


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Even though marijuana remains illegal under Federal Law, twenty-eight states have legalized marijuana for adult-use, either recreationally or medically. This movement has led to a booming multi-billion dollar industry, with countless entrepreneurs investing in growing facilities, dispensaries and ancillary businesses that service the marijuana needs of millions of Americans. However, the dichotomy between federal and state law has caused confusion and frustration for various stakeholders.

While recent polls have shown that up to 60% of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, the Federal government still maintains that marijuana is an illegal Schedule 1 narcotic. Regardless of state law, companies and consumers in the marijuana industry are technically violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

This course, presented by Hanan Kolko (materials prepared by Yulian Shtern), reviews the different regulatory systems implemented in the various states and their interaction with the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which criminalizes marijuana. Mr. Kolko also examines various perspectives of stakeholders in the marijuana or cannabis industry, such as physicians, patients, caregivers, growers, dispensers and attorneys.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the relevant federal and state laws and regulatory programs
  2. Learn how conflicts between these laws cause problems for business owners and consumers
  3. Identify ethical and professional responsibility issues in advising clients on medical marijuana matters 
Pat C.
Deer Park, IL

Another good discussion.

Mark R.
Grapevine, TX

Very clear presentation.

Robert M.
lakeland, FL

Extremely clear presentation regarding an otherwise confusing area of the law. First rate presentation.

John C. T.
Yonkers, NY

great lecture about murky subject

Alexander M.
Sanger, CA

This instructor used the current political scene to explain the new laws. Great!

Jonathan H.
Oakland, CA

Mr. Kolko did a terrific job efficiently summarizing a complicated and quickly-evolving area of law.

Martin W.
Tinley Park, IL

Very interesting. Well done.

Joseph K.
Oak Forest, IL

Excellent presentation, by a very well informed person. It was clear, concise, and he did an excellent job explaining the material.

Beth F.
Winter Park, FL

Very substantive discussion of an area of law which is in a state of rapid change. Excellent speaker.

david b.
canyon country, CA

Thank you

Scott P.
Evanston, IL

Very clear and well organized

David G.
Argyle, TX

Excellent presentation. Very informative.

Brandan B.
Minneapolis, MN

I am an expert in this area of law and can say without a doubt this presentation was spot on.

Susan W.

Speaker was clear and organized and knowledgeable

Jeffrey T.
Lincolnton, NC

Good program.

Robert K.
Eden Prairie, MN

Excellent presentation - one o;f t;he best of the presenters on LawLine

Jeremy A.
Raleigh, NC

Brilliant. I never would have caught the tax implications. May save a client or two down the road.

Richard R.
Arlington, VA

great material