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Medical cannabis creates numerous opportunities for investors, business owners, healthcare providers and patients with qualifying conditions. It also creates a myriad of potential legal problems for those who misinterpret state law and fail to take into account the fact that cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. It is essential that attorneys advising medical cannabis businesses, patients and healthcare providers have a firm understanding of state and federal laws, as well as business licensing procedures, taxation difficulties, financing pitfalls and more. Confidently navigate the many intricacies of medical cannabis law - order today!
This program has been approved by the State Bar of New Mexico/MCLE. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hour of self-study credit, including 1.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
TRACY AHR is a shareholder in the Albuquerque law firm of Ahr Law Offices PC. She is a frequent speaker on the unique taxation issues faced by companies and enterprises involved in the sale and distribution of marijuana, and marijuana related products and services. Ms. Ahr has practiced law in the areas of tax and tax planning, and has designed and drafted employee benefits and Native American Tribal benefits for 28 years. She also handles business entity formation and tax matters for private companies and estate planning for individuals. Since 2006, Ms. Ahr has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (tax law, tax litigation and employee benefits law). For the last three years Ahr Law Offices PC, has been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of New Mexico's best law firms. She earned her B.U.S., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico; and her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida. (Santa Fe and Albuquerque locations)
JASON BOWLES is a partner with Bowles Law Firm. Mr. Bowles has been lead counsel in more than 75 trials in federal, state and military courts, both criminal and civil trials. Most recently, he tried a medical malpractice case in state court in New Mexico, and achieved a multi-million dollar verdict for his client. Mr. Bowles has also handled more than 40 appeals in state and federal courts in New Mexico, Texas and the District of Colombia. He received his Bachelors of Finance degree from Lubbock Christian University and earned his J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. (Santa Fe and Albuquerque locations)
TYR LORANGER is an attorney with Loranger Law LLC, where he successfully manages all manner of cases, both criminal and civil, including but not limited to criminal law, business and transactional law, administrative law, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, government law, real property and land use law, estate planning and probate law, school law, and family law. He earned his B.A. degrees from the University of New Mexico and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. (Santa Fe location)
JASON MARKS practices law at Jason Marks Law LLC, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His law practice focuses on litigation, regulatory, and transactional work supporting the medical cannabis industry and registered patients, and on utility law. Prior to opening his practice, he served two terms on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Marks led a national consulting practice in healthcare finance and regulation. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. (Santa Fe and Albuquerque locations)
PATRICIA M. MONAGHAN practices in the areas of business organizations and contract law. Her work includes a concentration on representing and advising licensed medical cannabis producers and manufacturers, and producer and manufacturer applicants under New Mexico's Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act. She has successfully represented applicants for medical cannabis production licenses since the first year they were issued in 2009, and manufacturer licenses, and has successfully petitioned for the recognition of additional qualifying conditions before the New Mexico Medical Advisory Board. Ms. Monaghan is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, and the National Cannabis Bar Association. She also is a member of the Board of Directors and chair-elect of the Cannabis Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico and served as a member of the 2018 -2019 New Mexico Cannabis Accessibility and Affordability Task Force. Ms. Monaghan is an active member of the NORML, National Legal Committee and the Drug Policy Alliance. She has an M.B.A. degree and received her J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. (Santa Fe and Albuquerque locations)