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Introduction to Federal & State Marijuana Laws

(875 reviews)

Produced on April 20, 2017

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$ 89 Criminal, Constitutional, Administrative, and Cannabis In Stock

Course Information

Time 1h 6m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

This program, taught by Stanley Jutkowitz, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, will cover the history of federal and state laws pertaining to marijuana—from the federal Controlled Substances Act, under which the manufacture, use, possession and distribution of marijuana are regulated, to the various state laws that legalize both medical and recreational marijuana.

The course will discuss constitutional considerations, the interplay between federal and state laws relating to marijuana, and how different state marijuana laws are structured. Finally, the program will introduce the ways the federal/state interplay impacts the areas of banking, taxation, intellectual property and real estate in the marijuana industry.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the history of marijuana laws in the United States and how that affects the current legislative landscape today
  2. Assess the similarities and differences among state laws on medical and recreational marijuana
  3. Identify key areas in which the marijuana industry is impacted by the interplay between state and federal law


Stanley Jutkowitz

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mr. Jutkowitz concentrates his practice on domestic and international business transactions and tax planning, counseling on corporate and business matters, and real estate transactions.

His transactional experience includes representation of emerging and other privately and publicly held companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, venture capital transactions and public offerings of stock and tax planning and structuring entities for both inbound and outbound cross border mergers and acquisitions. This experience includes counseling government contractors on mergers and acquisitions, acting as lead counsel in the formation of a number of industry sponsored business-to-business exchanges, representing a US company in tax planning and structuring several joint ventures and acquisitions in the Middle East and Central Asia, representing a US company in the tax planning for the acquisition of companies in South America, Europe and Russia, representing a foreign entity attempting a hostile takeover, representing an international real estate group in connection with the development of a casino in South America and representing a defense technology company obtaining venture capital financing and relocating to the United States.

He regularly acts as outside general counsel to privately held companies and advises clients on choice of entity, business planning, international business issues, structuring transactions, shareholders and other business agreements, licensing, technology agreements, joint venture agreements and limited liability company agreements.

His tax experience includes counseling on cross border mergers and acquisitions, treaty analysis, structuring tax efficient international joint ventures, advising institutional investors on tax efficient structures, advising clients on FATCA requirements, and general corporate and partnership tax counseling.

His real estate experience includes the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of commercial, retail and residential property on behalf of domestic and foreign investors, and the representation of specialty users of real estate, such as companies with security clearance, technology companies and biotech companies.


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School (1978) 
  • with honors
  • B.A., Northwestern University (1975)


  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


Christopher H P.

Even handed.

Peter F.

Cool dude.

alexandra Q.

Good introduction!

Jerome N.

Well done

Patrick O.

Excellent program in every sense. Well worth listening to.

Marcia B.

Excellent course.

Allison M.

Great Webinar!

Rakeffet C.

very informative

Michael R.

Great historical explanation of current laws nationwide.

Mary Lou S.

Very informative

Michael F.

Helped with current client requirements - very informative

Meredith W.

Nice overview of the topic

Richard S.


Nadia S.

Great and interesting subject matter. Well presented.

Chris K.

Interesting discussion of Federal/State issues was especially good and informative--I learned a lot.

barry h.

Extremely informative.

Jacqueline W.

Good overview of State and Federal Cannabis related laws.

Ian M.

Really enjoyed it and ended up subscribing to his newsletter

William D.

Good introduction on the topic.

Amy G.

I love the smart phone option as I can do my CLE on the go!!!

Pat C.

Thank You. Great discussion.

Ariadna R.

This was a very good presentation. It touched on all the most relevant issues related to the marihuana industry. The presenter was clear and to the point, the materials extremely useful. I highly recommend this course.

Leonard F.

Good program

Brad S.

I had never considered the complicated banking issues associated with the legalization of marijuana.

Jerry L G.


Felecia S.

Great Speaker!

Vicki B.

Very informative program, great introduction to this area of law. Thanks.

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