Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 108
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 8
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    Over the past 15 years, the United States has seen significant changes in attitudes toward cannabis. A majority of states have begun to liberalize cannabis laws—decriminalizing possession, sale, or cultivation in certain circumstances. These state-level initiatives have created challenges for courts, policymakers, and law enforcement, in light of federal laws prohibiting the very same activities. This panel will explore these challenges, focusing on current trends at the state level. Unresolved issues related to criminal justice, health care (including neonatal care), parental rights, housing, and employment will be discussed. The session speakers have rich perspectives on law and policy in this evolving field.

    The Current (and Future?) Stalemate over Marijuana Law slides

    The Criminal Justice Evolution of Marijuana Legalization and the CO Parental Rights Fight slides

    Working Around Federal Marijuana Law slides

Session Speakers
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

National Cannabis Bar Association

Vanderbilt University Law School

Drug Policy Alliance

University of Houston Law Center

Session Fees
  • [6200] State and Local Government Law, Co-Sponsored by Criminal Justice, and Law, Medicine and Health Care: $0.00