Cannabis: What Lawyers Should Know About Cannabis Legalization (Retired)

The first hour of the course will explore the history of cannabis use and prohibition from its early uses in medicine to the recent election and beyond with a focus on the political, business, and legal issues around cannabis prohibition. The second hour will explore Federal issues affecting cannabis, including tax, banking, and fundraising. The third hour will focus on practice tips including the interplay between federal, state, and local laws. This will include a half-hour on ethical issues that arise in cannabis practice in all states.