In 1996, California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act, making it the first state in the union to allow for the medical use of marijuana.
As of January 2017, twenty-eight (28) states, plus Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately, under Federal Law, marijuana is still considered a Schedule I Substance under the Controlled Substances Act, with no accepted medical use and a strong potential for dependency, thus making its sale and possession punishable as harshly as narcotics such as cocaine and heroin.
Rochelle S. Berliner, a New York City-based criminal defense and civil rights attorney, discusses the conflict of laws between the federal and state governments surrounding medical marijuana, the associated federalism issues, the collateral consequences of a marijuana conviction, and the legal implications for people involved or looking to get involved in medical marijuana businesses.
Great update on effect of federal laws on new state laws.
Informative and current
very informative course on a subject that is evolving daily.
A great program
Genuinely enjoyed the program!