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Current Issues in Medical Marijuana Regulation

5.75 hours MCLE Credit, including 1 hour in Legal Ethics

 

 

The medical use of marijuana is a hot topic in California. The regulation of dispensaries has generated numerous land use regulations and enforcement cases in both state and federal court. In addition, geography plays a role: whether defendants are prosecuted and what crimes they may be charged with varies greatly from county to county. For example, some rural counties may prosecute crimes that urban district attorney offices may not have the time and resources to pursue.

This six-hour program explores some of the issues confronting attorneys who represent municipalities, landlords, tenants, employers, dispensaries, growers, and individual users of medical marijuana. We will discuss the ins and outs of California’s Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana Program Act; federal efforts to enforce anti-drug laws; how California land use regulations affect dispensaries and collectives; employers and disability and other entitlements; landlord and tenant issues; criminal issues and more.

Program Highlights:

  • Representing Growers and Cultivators
    • Outdoor growers vs. indoor growers
    • Dealing with local ordinances and nuisance laws
    • "99 plants," federal mandatory sentencing, and other enforcement issues
    • Agricultural cooperatives
    • Landlord issues
  • Regulation of Dispensaries
    • State laws: Compassionate Use Act and the Medical Marijuana Program
    • Attorney General Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Marijuana Grown for Medical Use
    • Local land use and nuisance laws
    • Federal enforcement issues
    • Collectives and cooperatives
    • Corporate formation, taxes, and employment law (e.g., wages, payroll taxes, worker's comp)
  • Employment, Entitlement, and Medical Marijuana
    • Employees, illness, and drug testing
    • Immigration status
    • Professional licenses
    • Veterans rights and other entitlements
  • Landlords, Tenants, and Marijuana Laws
    • Tenant versus tenant: fair housing accommodations for marijuana smokers and for tenants with smoke-related health issues
    • New state laws on smoking in apartment buildings
    • Federal enforcement actions against commercial property owners for tenant activities
    • Tenant "own use" growers
  • Criminal prosecution and defense
    • County and state prosecution
    • Federal prosecution
    • Search and seizure law
    • Defending and prosecuting patients, physicians, care givers, collectives, and dispensaries

This program is appropriate for attorneys of all levels and practice areas.

On Demand MI58196-191

Recorded 12/12

 

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$ 549.00

The medical use of marijuana is a hot topic in California. The regulation of dispensaries has generated numerous land use regulations and enforcement cases in both state and federal court. In addition, geography plays a role: whether defendants are prosecuted and what crimes they may be charged with varies greatly from county to county. For example, some rural counties may prosecute crimes that urban district attorney offices may not have the time and resources to pursue.

This six-hour program explores some of the issues confronting attorneys who represent municipalities, landlords, tenants, employers, dispensaries, growers, and individual users of medical marijuana. We will discuss the ins and outs of California’s Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana Program Act; federal efforts to enforce anti-drug laws; how California land use regulations affect dispensaries and collectives; employers and disability and other entitlements; landlord and tenant issues; criminal issues and more.

Program Highlights:

  • Representing Growers and Cultivators
    • Outdoor growers vs. indoor growers
    • Dealing with local ordinances and nuisance laws
    • "99 plants," federal mandatory sentencing, and other enforcement issues
    • Agricultural cooperatives
    • Landlord issues
  • Regulation of Dispensaries
    • State laws: Compassionate Use Act and the Medical Marijuana Program
    • Attorney General Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Marijuana Grown for Medical Use
    • Local land use and nuisance laws
    • Federal enforcement issues
    • Collectives and cooperatives
    • Corporate formation, taxes, and employment law (e.g., wages, payroll taxes, worker's comp)
  • Employment, Entitlement, and Medical Marijuana
    • Employees, illness, and drug testing
    • Immigration status
    • Professional licenses
    • Veterans rights and other entitlements
  • Landlords, Tenants, and Marijuana Laws
    • Tenant versus tenant: fair housing accommodations for marijuana smokers and for tenants with smoke-related health issues
    • New state laws on smoking in apartment buildings
    • Federal enforcement actions against commercial property owners for tenant activities
    • Tenant "own use" growers
  • Criminal prosecution and defense
    • County and state prosecution
    • Federal prosecution
    • Search and seizure law
    • Defending and prosecuting patients, physicians, care givers, collectives, and dispensaries

This program is appropriate for attorneys of all levels and practice areas.

  • Melissa N. Sanchez (Moderator)
  • ProCann Law,
  • Sacramento
  • Shawn K. Bankson
  • Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP,
  • Walnut Creek
  • Richard J. Bender
  • United States Attorney's Office,
  • Sacramento
  • Omar C. Figueroa
  • Law Offices Of Omar Figueroa,
  • Sebastopol
  • Matthew D. Francois
  • Sedgwick LLP,
  • San Francisco
  • Kevin C. Khasigian
  • United States Attorney's Office,
  • Sacramento
  • Aaron C. Lachant
  • Fenton & Nelson LLP,
  • Los Angeles
  • Jason S. Leiderman
  • Leiderman Devine LLP,
  • Ventura
  • Hon. Steven K. Lubell
  • Law Office of Steven K. Lubell,
  • Montrose
  • Allison B. Margolin
  • Margolin & Lawrence,
  • Beverly Hills
  • Heidi Palutke
  • California Apartment Association,
  • Sacramento
  • Sanjay Wagle
  • California Association of Realtors,
  • Los Angeles
Products specifications
SUBTOPICS Marijuana
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
PRACTICE AREA Business Law
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
PRACTICE AREA Real Property
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
Products specifications
SUBTOPICS Marijuana
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
PRACTICE AREA Business Law
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
PRACTICE AREA Real Property
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics