Partner Karen Hart is moderating “Cannabis Law 101” and “Cannabis Ethical Considerations” at the Cannabis Law Regional CLE Program for the American Bar Association in Chicago today.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
77 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
This program will provide an overview of the development and history of cannabis law and policy in the United States, addressing key legal and policy issues now confronting lawyers, lawmakers, and judges working in this emerging field.
The panelists will help attendees understand the differences between cannabis and hemp, THC and CBD, and the broader implications of the varying approaches states and the federal government have taken to control the use and supply of marijuana and related substances, including industrial hemp and CBD.
The experts will address the complicated, inherent conflict amongst, within, and between the states and the federal government concerning the control of marijuana and other cannabis-related products and derivatives.
The program will also discuss the ethical considerations facing lawyers in the cannabis industry.
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“Cannabis Law 101”
Panelists will provide an overview of various state laws and regulatory regimes and offer insight into the emerging and evolving legal cannabis landscape, recent developments, and anticipated changes to the law.
Learn what industry experts have to say about the inherent conflict between federal and state laws.
“Cannabis Ethical Considerations”
Cannabis law is rapidly evolving at the state level, but state laws legalizing marijuana remain in conflict with federal law, which continues to classify marijuana as an illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance.
Despite this remaining tension between state and federal laws, the cannabis industry continues to expand, and marijuana-related businesses, now more than ever, need legal guidance in navigating a complex web of laws and regulations, in addition to the usual business legal needs. Many practitioners may be thinking about jumping into the burgeoning field of cannabis law. But cannabis law practitioners or would-be cannabis practitioners need to know the ethical limits and pitfalls that they will likely be facing. Our panelists will provide a lively and informative discussion regarding the ethical considerations for cannabis counsel, providing an overview of ABA model rules, state ethics rules that have (or have not) evolved to meet the challenge of legalized cannabis, and some practical guidance on ethics and risk management in this developing practice area. The program will help you understand the impact of the federal/state conflict, learn how to guide marijuana-related businesses through the complex web of laws and regulations in cannabis law, and gain practical guidance on ethics and risk management in this developing practice area.
MCLE credit is available.