Medical Marijuana Training for Lawyers (CLE)

April 19, 2010

Calling all lawyers interested in medical marijuana litigation:
Attend a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on medical marijuana at Hastings School of Law in San Francisco on April 19th at 6pm.

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is teaming up with the Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) to co-sponsor a rare CLE on medical marijuana in California. This training will help you better understand the complicated laws surrounding medical marijuana, and is strongly encouraged if you are a criminal defense or civil attorney.

What: CLE seminar on all aspects of medical marijuana law in California
When: Monday, April 19th at 6pm
Where: Hastings School of Law, 198 McAllister St., Room A
Who: ASA Chief Counsel Joe Elford will lead the training

Suggested donation for CLE credit: $20 for NLG members, $50 for non-members. Contributions will benefit the Bay Area chapter of the NLG.

The CLE will last approximately ninety minutes and will cover all aspects of medical marijuana law in California. The course will begin with a brief overview of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. and explain how Proposition 215 (California's Compassionate Use Act) represents a dramatic departure. Turning to the implementation of the medical marijuana laws in California, the course will describe the evolution of the laws in both the criminal and civil contexts. The development of distribution channels in California will be the focus of the next section of the course, finishing off with a discussion of specific defenses and motions that can be brought in criminal actions based on these cases.

Joe Elford and ASA have significantly advanced the medical marijuana movement over the past 5 years by fighting for and winning several landmark decisions, which have secured and expanded the rights of medical marijuana patients. Consider participating in this rare CLE opportunity to be educated by one of the leading attorneys working on the issue of medical marijuana.