Up in Smoke: Demystifying the Medical Marijuana Movement in Missouri
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
John K. Pruellage Courtroom
2017 Saint Louis University Public Law Review Symposium
Missouri was the 19th state to decriminalize marijuana possession. This new law that took effect in January is somewhat limited in nature; however, decriminalization of marijuana is often viewed as a first step towards legalizing medical marijuana within a state. While marijuana is still illegal under federal law and regulated as a controlled substance, half of the states have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use. Missouri’s recent legislative efforts and polls suggest that medical marijuana will likely gain a legal foothold in Missouri in the near future.
MISSOURI CLE CREDITS
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 to 8:40 a.m. – Opening Remarks & Welcome
Dean of Students, Saint Louis University School of Law
8:40 to 9:00 a.m. – Introductory Speaker
“Disjointed Regulations: The Dichotomy Between State and Federal Law"
Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Keynote Address
Dan Viets, J.D.
Missouri State Coordinator, NORML
Board President, New Approach Missouri
Board President, Show-Me Cannabis
Campaign Manager, New Approach Missouri
Executive Director and Treasurer, Show-Me Cannabis
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Featured Speaker
“Cash for Grass: Lending to the Legalized Marijuana Industry”
Douglas S. Dove, J.D.
Shareholder in the Business and Real Estate Practice Group, Capes Sokol
10:30 to 10:40 a.m. – Break
10:40 to 11:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion One + Q & A Session
“High Stakes: Examining the Impact Legalization Would Have on the Criminal Justice System”
Eric Zahnd, J.D.
Prosecuting Attorney of Platte County, Missouri
Lead Lobbyist, Missourians for Compassionate Care
Lobbyist, Missouri HB 2238 (CBD oil bill that passed in 2014)
Joy Sweeney, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Council for Drug Free Youth (CDFY)
Chair, Keeping Missouri Kids Safe
Former Special Agent and Investigator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Sheriff, Monroe County
*Michael B. Hill, J.D.
Founding Member, Canna Jurist, LLC
Moderated by Chad W. Flanders, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
11:30 to 11:40 a.m. – Break
11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion Two + Q & A Session
“Puff the Magic Medicine: Examining the Impact Legalization Would Have on Health Care”
Gordon D. Christensen, M.D.
Professor emeritus of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri (MU)
Former Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
*Justin Stubstad, Pharm.D, J.D.
Director, Compliance, Envolve Pharmacy Solutions at Centene Corporation
Patricia A. Hurford, M.D., M.S.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Care Institute
*Nikki Furrer, J.D.
Cultivation Center Director, Shelby County Community Services (SCCS) in Illinois
Author, Get High Like a Lady (Workman, Spring 2018)
Paul Bocci, CPA
President, Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC
Treasurer, New Approach Missouri
Moderated by Kelly Dineen, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Law & Ethics, Saint Louis University School of Law
*Indicates Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni