A Comprehensive Overview of Medical Marijuana Legal Issues
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Medical marijuana 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 marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. It is essential that attorneys advising medical marijuana 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 marijuana law - order today!
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DAVID R. BLADES practices in the areas for bankruptcy, business and employment law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Additionally, he is the past chairman of the Employment Law Section for the Tulsa County Bar Association. For several years Mr. Blades was an adjunct professor teaching business law at the Tulsa Community College. He graduated from the University of Tulsa and has been practicing law for more than 25 years.
TERESA BURKETT is a partner with Conner & Winters, LLP, where her practice is focused primarily in the health care and employment law areas in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Ms. Burkett represents a wide array of providers in the health care industry, including hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, hospice organizations, pharmaceutical companies, federally qualified health centers and individual professionals. She counsels and defends these clients in corporate compliance matters, employment issues and litigation, licensure and accreditation issues, third party and Medicare reimbursement, HIPAA compliance and patients’ rights concerns, EMTALA compliance, medical staff issues, and operational needs. Ms. Burkett is a founding member and past president of the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association and has also served multiple times as chairman of the Health Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Ms. Burkett earned her J.D. degree, with honors, and her B.S. degree, with a special distinction in nursing from the University of Oklahoma.
JOHN HICKEY is a shareholder with Hall Estill where he handles litigation matters ranging from commercial litigation and construction law disputes to bankruptcy, labor and employment, and real estate litigation. His experience encompasses both federal and state courts in cases involving complex, multi-state commercial lawsuits and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as employment discrimination litigation and complex construction arbitrations. An experienced 30 year attorney, Mr. Hickey serves as the lead shareholder for the regulated substances practice. Licensed in Oregon and Oklahoma, he has been working with clients for a number of years in the regulated substances area, specifically in the restaurant and marijuana industries. From walking clients through the license application process to preparing agreements, he is knowledgeable in all aspects of the cannabis business. Mr. Hickey received his B.A. degree from the University of Indiana and his J.D. degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
LOGAN JONES is an attorney with JonesBrown, PLLC, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with a national network of attorneys, he is involved in representing clients in matters involving dangerous medications, defective medical devices, employment law, inmate abuse, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, workplace injury and wrongful death. Mr. Jones earned his B.A. degree from the University of Utah, his J.D. degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law and a Master of Taxation from the University of Tulsa. Mr. Jones is a nationally recognized speaker and is actively engaged in the representation of cannabis business owners in Oklahoma. As one of the founders of Cannabis Business Professionals of Oklahoma, he provides guidance and counsel to business owners and operators on the formation and successful operation of these businesses given the evolving legal, legislative, compliance and regulatory environments. Mr. Jones is admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association; and the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
EVAN W. KING is the founding attorney of Evan King Law Firm PLLC. He founded the firm based upon the principals of fairness, integrity, and justice. He believes in fighting for what’s right and applies that principal every day. Mr. King focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and small business advisement. He received his B.S. degree from Cameron University and his J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and the Federal Western District of Oklahoma. Mr. King is actively a member of many legal clubs and associations, including Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Oklahoma County Bar Association.
JEANETTE C. TIMMONS is a partner with Conner & Winters, LLP, where she practices corporate and securities law for a wide variety of both public and private companies. Ms. Timmons has been involved in all aspects of corporate finance and securities law, with a particular focus on representation of public and private companies in capital formation activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities regulation. Her practice also includes banking law, particularly as it relates to bank formations and acquisitions, and bank holding company regulation, as well as broker-dealer and investment advisor compliance matters. Ms. Timmons currently serves as chairperson of the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree, with distinction and her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma.