NORML’s National Legal Committee and Oaksterdam University
‘Medical Marijuana and Best Legal Practices’
Sunday, October 19, 10AM-6PM
"Everything You Wanted To Know About Medical Cannabis, but knew better than to ask John Walters"
Stick around on Sunday for two informative training sessions. First, in the morning, join NORML Legal Committee attorneys and others for a guided journey through the often confusing maze of medical cannabis law. Tailored for the individual patient, small patient collectives/cooperatives, and larger cooperative dispensaries, the program will cover California law, including Prop 215, SB420, and recent developments, Federal law, including mandatory minumum sentences, forfeiture, and prospects for reform. Learn from the lawyers who are in the trenches every day fighting for the rights of medical cannabis pateints.
1. Legal Distribution Models
- ‘People v. Mentch’
- SB420 geographical limits
- Small patient collectives
- Larger dispensary collectives and cooperatives
- Interacting with local authorities
2. Obtaining Medicine
- Black market
3. Follow the Money
4. Local Government Considerations
- Approaching local government
- Attacks by local government
- Local law enforcement
- Bring in the Feds!
5. Federal considerations
- Overview of Federal responses
- Mandatory minimums
6. Civil Forfeiture
- Landlord letters
7. For the doctors
- Medical board guidelines
- Working with dispensaries (or not)
- Backing up patients
NORML Legal Committee Faculty
- Bill Panzer, Esq. (Moderator)
- Zenia Gilg, Esq.
- David Nick, Esq.
- James Anthony, Esq.
- Frank Lucido, MD
Then, in the afternoon, attend a special session of Oaksterdam University of education not found anywhere else in the western world. Everything from best practices for model medical cannabis dispensaries and patient collectives such as “How do I start a medical cannabis-related business? What business licenses and zoning permits should I obtain, and from whom? Who do I become an employee of a medical cannabis dispensary” How to I become a ‘Budtender’?”
This unique Sunday, October 19 session has a separate registration cost currently costing $150 (and will rise to $175 on October 1).
Oaksterdam University’s ‘Cannabusiness 102’
Topics to be covered include: How to start a business in the cannabis industry; types of cannabusinesses this course relates to include cultivation, a dispensary, a cannabis edibles company, clones, a delivery service, a Measure Z club, or any of the numerous cannabusinesses still to develop in this industry. The process to obtain city, county, state permits and licenses are covered in detail. Standard business issues such as incorporating your business, payroll and sales taxes, workman's compensation, health insurance, and other requirements for operating a business are covered as well. The instructors give firsthand experience and knowledge. Current political issues and local politics are explained.
Oaksterdam University Faculty
- Richard Lee, BullDog USA & Measure Z
- Rob Raich, Esq.
- Jeff Jones, Oaksterdam University
- Don Duncan, Americans for Safe Access
NORML and the NORML Legal Committee are not affiliated with Oaksterdam University. The Oaksterdam University program is entirely the product and responsibility of Oaksterdam University.