Clearing the Weeds: Marijuana and the Law

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Center for Health Law and Policy will host "Clearing the Weeds: Marijuana and the Law" on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The speakers will analyze the impact the legalization of marijuana will have on the legal profession. 

The presentations will examine the legal issues arising from the implementation of recreational marijuana laws, including the conflict between state and federal drug laws. The speakers will discuss the history of legalization in the nation and in Ohio.  The program will deal with recreational and medical marijuana laws.


Professor Alan Weinstein received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.C.P. in Planning and Policy Analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Weinstein holds joint faculty appointments in Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and serves as Director of the Colleges’ JD/MPA and JD/MUPDD Dual Degree Programs and law & Public Policy Program.

Attorney David V. Patton received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Mortiz College of Law. He is the owner of The Patton Law Firm, L.L.C., a law firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. He helps marijuana businesses work with state administrative agencies to obtain, maintain, and protect licenses to operate.  He has a reputation within the marijuana industry in a legal capacity and as an activist.

Attorney Thomas G. Haren received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is an associate at Frantz Ward. He has become one of the go-to attorneys for Ohio's burgeoning medical marijuana industry, working with medical marijuana cultivator, processor, and dispensary applicants and license holders. He assists clients with license acquisition, zoning and municipal law, product labeling and packaging, and regulatory compliance. He also advises ancillary industry stakeholders seeking to service Ohio's medical marijuana market.

Attorney Patrick F. Haggerty received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a founding partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Frantz Ward. Attorney Haggerty created the Frantz Ward’s Marijuana Law and Policy Group in response to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana. The group now represents clients involving the vast array of legal issues created by the national movement to adult use cannabis and hemp products. 

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CLE credit: 2.0 hours

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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