Thursday, May 18

Issues in Protecting and Defending Medical Cannabis

6.75 CLEs have been applied for,including 1 credit Ethics and 1 credit Recognition & Elimination of Bias


9am-9:40–BUSINESS ISSUES IN MEDICAL CANNABIS: Banking, taxes, and other practical problems caused by the federal prohibition.
Alan Silber, Michael Cutler, and Mitchell Colbert

9:40-10:40–THE RIGHT TO SELF SUFFICIENCY: How regulations affect affordable medicine, home cultivation & small family farmers.
Omar Figueroa, Tapoja Chaudhuri, Lauren Mendelsohn, and John Sajo

BREAK (10min)

10:50-11:15—STATE OF CONFUSION: MEDICAL DISCRIMINATION & CANNABIS: How the states are evaluating protections for the disabled and veterans.
Brandon Wyatt

Michael Stepanian

12:15 LUNCH

1pm-1:40–PROTECTING PARTICULARLY PRECARIOUS PATIENTS: Navigating parole, probation, immigration/green card holders, SSI/medicaid, student financial aid, transplant candidates, Veterans, pain patients.
Michael Cutler, Brandon Wyatt, and Dale Gieringer, PhD

1:40-3:10–ROUND TABLE: CAN WE ALL RELAX NOW THAT IT’S LEGAL? How Adult Use Laws Impact Medical Programs.
Focusing on 5 states with both legal adult use and medical programs, examining 7 areas of interest: employment, children, housing, collectives, arrest rates, caregivers, lab testing standards/ requirements.
MODERATOR: Mara Felsen. PANELISTS: Bill Panzer (CA), Omar Figueroa (CA), Lauren Mendelsohn (CA), Doug McVay (OR), John Sajo (OR), Michael Cutler (MA), Jeff Steinborn (WA), and Brandon Wyatt (DC)

BREAK (15min)

3:25—5:00–EMERGING ISSUES: CONSTANT VIGILANCE REQUIRED TO PREPARE FOR SESSIONS: What will the federal government do next?
ISSUES – money laundering, forfeiture, state constitutions (Federalism) and preemption, re-litigating the commerce clause, the 10TH Amendment, commandeering, Macintosh case, Rohrbacher-Blumenauer, Descheduling resolution.
MODERATOR: Bill Panzer. PANELISTS: Omar Figueroa, Mara Felsen, Alan Silber, Michael Cutler, John Sajo (invited), Doug Hiatt, and Sue Sisley


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