OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing Education of the Bar -- California (CEB) has announced an important new CLE program, Current Issues in Medical Marijuana Regulation, that brings together an outstanding panel of experts to discuss issues confronting attorneys in this fast-developing area of the law. The conference will be held in two locations, Los Angeles at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown on December 6 and San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko on December 7. Information and registration is available at ceb.com.
The six-hour program will explore some of the issues confronting attorneys who represent municipalities, landlords, tenants, employers, dispensaries, growers, and individual users of medical marijuana. It will discuss the ins and outs of California's Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana Program; federal efforts to enforce antidrug laws; how California land use regulations affect dispensaries and collectives; employers and disability and other entitlements; landlord and tenant issues; criminal issues, and more.
The stellar panel of speakers is composed of Melissa N. Sanchez (Moderator), Law Office of Melissa N. Sanchez, Sacramento; Kathleen N. Belville, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, San Diego; Richard J. Bender, United States Attorney's Office, Sacramento; James S. Brown, Sedgwick LLP, San Francisco; Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, Sebastapol; Matthew D. Francois, Sedgwick LLP, San Francisco; Kevin C. Khasigian, United States Attorney's Office, Sacramento; Aaron C. Lachant, Fenton Nelson LLP, Los Angeles; Jay Leiderman, Leiderman Devine LLP, Ventura; Hon. Steven K. Lubell (Ret.), Law Office of Steven K. Lubell, Montrose; Allison B. Margolin, Margolin & Lawrence, Beverly Hills; Lisa K. Padilla, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, Walnut Creek; Heidi Palutke, California Apartment Association, Sacramento; and Sanjay Wagle, California Association of Realtors, Los Angeles.
The medical use of marijuana is a hot topic in California. The regulation of dispensaries has generated numerous land use regulations and resulted in several enforcement cases now before the California Supreme Court.
CEB is a non-profit organization of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer formal Continuing Legal Education in the state. CEB's offerings have grown to include a wide array of award-winning practice books, guides, and CLE programs.
For more information about Current Issues in Medical Marijuana Regulation, go to ceb.com.
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