LAW 2737 - Business and Law of Marijuana
This course will introduce students to the rapidly-developing legal questions encountered in the operation of marijuana-related businesses. The course will use a fictional business, Cannabis Inc., to explore (1) the interplay between state laws legalizing recreational and/or medical marijuana uses and the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA); (2) enforcement and application of other regulatory regimes governing the operation of marijuana-related businesses, such as banking and securities laws; and (3) the ethical considerations for an attorney advising a client engaged in a marijuana-related business. Students will also be encouraged to develop normative arguments regarding the legalization of marijuana.
As this is a new, burgeoning industry, with few clear and concise rules and even fewer dispositive judicial rulings, this course will include numerous news articles that students will need to review, consider and be prepared to discuss in class.
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