Live Seminar

Medical Marijuana Law in Montana

Seminar

Date:

Friday, March 02, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78193ER

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman

2023 Commerce Way

Bozeman, MT 59715

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MT CLE - 6.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • IACET - 0.60
  • PACE - 7.00

Program Description

A Comprehensive Overview of Medical Marijuana Legal Issues

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, and more. Confidently navigate the many intricacies of medical marijuana law - register today!

  • Analyze federal memos on medical marijuana and make sense of contradictory government positions.
  • Advise prospective medical marijuana business owners on the in's and out's of licensing and compliance.
  • Ensure dispensaries properly test and package medical marijuana edibles and other products.
  • Employ creative tax strategies to offset the inability of medical marijuana businesses to deduct business expenses.
  • Understand what conditions qualify patients for medical marijuana prescriptions.
  • Distinguish between the ethical considerations of helping a business obtain a medical marijuana license and enforcing license rights.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program provides a comprehensive overview of medical marijuana laws for:

  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Bankers and Commercial Lenders
  • Financial Advisors
  • Medical Marijuana Business Investors
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. Federal Responses to Medical Marijuana Laws
  2. Obtaining Medical Marijuana Business Licenses: Overcoming Hurdles
  3. Essential Business Considerations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
  4. Patients, Caregivers and Physicians: Ensuring Legal Compliance
  5. Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Federal Responses to Medical Marijuana Laws
    9:00 - 10:15, Carl B. Jensen Jr.
    1. Current Federal Enforcement Priorities
    2. Federal Memos: Contradictory Messages
    3. Outcomes for Undermining Federal Enforcement Priorities
    4. Possible Legal Consequences to Cannabis Consumers Under Federal Law
      1. Gun Control Act of 1968
      2. Federal Housing Assistance
    5. State Agencies and Federal Funding
    6. Preemption and the Controlled Substance Act
    7. Medical Marijuana Business Taxation
  2. Obtaining Medical Marijuana Business Licenses: Overcoming Hurdles
    10:30 - 11:45, Herman A. Watson IV
    1. Types of Authorized Businesses: Dispensaries, Cultivation Facilities, Etc.
    2. Persons Prohibited From Owning and Operating Cannabis Businesses
    3. Necessary Background Checks for Owners and Employees
    4. Necessary Start-Up Funds
    5. Complying With Zoning Requirements
    6. Appeals for License Denials
    7. Overcoming Property Leasing Difficulties for Marijuana Businesses
    8. Handling License Renewals
  3. Essential Business Considerations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
    12:45 - 2:00, Bruce A. Fredrickson and Angela M. LeDuc
    1. Marketing Restrictions for Marijuana Dispensaries
    2. Verifying Patient Information and Dosage Amounts
    3. Security and Control Requirements for Dispensaries and Producers
    4. Product Preparation and Packaging Requirements
    5. Product Testing Requirements
    6. Complying With State Inspection Requirements
    7. Obtaining Trademarks
    8. Reporting Duties to the State Licensing Authority
    9. Negotiating Third Party Agreements With Cultivators, Managers, Etc.
  4. Patients, Caregivers and Physicians: Ensuring Legal Compliance
    2:15 - 3:30, Christopher C. Young
    1. Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Prescriptions
    2. Obtaining Patient Registry Cards: Exclusions, Fees and Other Key Considerations
    3. Authorized Caregivers: Determining Eligibility
    4. Requirements and Liabilities for Physicians
    5. Where can Patients Consume Medical Marijuana?
    6. Employment-Related Concerns for Patients
  5. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Bruce A. Fredrickson and Angela M. LeDuc
    1. Securing Licenses vs. Enforcing Rights of Licenses
    2. Duty to Pursue Justice
    3. Advising on Business Operations
    4. Conflicts With Federal Law
    5. Criminal Law Considerations
    6. Ownership of Cannabis Businesses

BRUCE A. FREDRICKSON is a partner with Rocky Mountain Law Partners, P.C., where his practice focuses on all aspects of commercial, business, real estate, and general civil litigation. Mr. Fredrickson's legal experience spans nearly 30 years and he has tried many cases, both jury and non-jury. In addition to complex commercial contract and tort litigation, he is also experienced in the areas of employment law, natural resources litigation, lender liability litigation, pharmacy law issues, intellectual property litigation, and chemical and drug product liability litigation. Mr. Fredrickson has served as lead counsel and has been admitted pro hac vice in cases in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and California. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Montana and North Dakota; the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Montana, North Dakota, and Colorado; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Fredrickson earned his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

CARL B. JENSEN JR. is the owner of Carl Jensen Law Office where he practices in the areas of criminal law, military law, personal injury and medical marijuana law. Mr. Jensen is admitted to practice in Montana. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana. Mr. Jensen earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University.

ANGELA M. LeDUC is an attorney with Rocky Mountain Law Partners, P.C., where her practice areas include commercial transactional and litigation matters focusing on real estate, land use planning and general business matters. Ms. LeDuc also does mediation work. She is admitted to practice in Montana and California. Ms. LeDuc is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the State Bar of California. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Montana and her J.D. degree from Arizona State University.

HERMAN A. WATSON IV is an attorney with Watson Law Offices, P.C., where his practice areas include criminal defense, personal injury and marijuana law. Mr. Watson is admitted to practice in Montana. He is a member of the Gallatin County Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Watson earned his B.A. degree from Lewis & Clark College and his J.D. degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

CHRISTOPHER C. YOUNG is a sole practitioner with Young Law Office PLLC, where his practice areas include medical marijuana compliance, personal injury, civil rights/discrimination, civil litigation, and employment law. Mr. Young is admitted to practice in Montana and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the U.S. District Court, District of Montana. He earned his B.A. degree from Carleton College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

MT CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Identify current federal enforcement priorities for medical marijuana. 2. Recall the necessary steps to apply for a medical marijuana business license. 3. Describe the packaging requirements and restrictions for medical marijuana products. 4. Identify qualifying conditions for medical marijuana prescriptions. 5. Describe ethical conflicts of interest attorneys may have when advising medical marijuana businesses.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Behavioral Ethics: 1.00, Business Law: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of medical marijuana legal issues. This course will: 1. Identify current federal enforcement priorities for medical marijuana. 2. Recall the necessary steps to apply for a medical marijuana business license. 3. Describe the packaging requirements and restrictions for medical marijuana products. 4. Identify one alternative source of financing for medical marijuana businesses. 5. Describe two tax strategies medical marijuana businesses employ to reduce their tax burdens. 6. Identify qualifying conditions for medical marijuana prescriptions. 7. Describe ethical conflicts of interest attorneys may have when advising medical marijuana businesses. Field(s) of Study -- Behavioral Ethics; Business Law.

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 7.00
This seminar qualifies for 7.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for CLU and/or RHU.


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