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Originally presented: April 22, 2019 | Course length: 3.0 hours
Medical Cannabis in Minnesota: Program Update and Looking Ahead (60 MINUTES)
Chris Tholkes, Acting Director in the Office of Medical Cannabis at the Minnesota Department of Health, will discuss the science of medical cannabis and published research on cannabis as a therapy for pain and other chronic conditions. She’ll also give a general description of and current update on the Minnesota medical cannabis program, including the recent addition of Alzheimer’s as a qualifying condition.
– Chris Tholkes, Acting Director; Office of Medical Cannabis; Minnesota Department of Health; Saint Paul
Ambiguous Legality: National Issues, Trends, and Caselaw Related to Marijuana (60 MINUTES)
In a growing number of states, marijuana is both legal (state law) and illegal (federal law), in various forms and constitutions. As mores states create their own medical and recreational paradigms, the legal questions and concerns also increase – often without clear answers. From employment matters to banking, agricultural law to securities and investments, (and more) the impact is broad and rapid. This session will survey current national issues, trends, and cases that are informing this new and growing sector – along with the resulting practical legal implications.
– Kevin C. Riach; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Minneapolis
A Lawyer’s Dilemma: The Ethics of Representing Clients in the Business of Cannabis (60 MINUTES)
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers commit that their conduct “should conform to the requirements of the law.” So how do lawyers meet this obligation when laws – like those applicable to marijuana – conflict? This session will tackle the complexities of this question, addressing: relevant provisions of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (compared to relevant changes to rules made in other states), updates to federal policies and state regulations, and cautionary tales of cannabis attorneys who have found their ethics called into question.
– Lousene M. Hoppe; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Minneapolis
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Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 standard CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 3.0 credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.