Law Review Symposium to explore medical marijuana legalization

Photo illustration of medical marijuanaWhen former Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that created a four-year medical marijuana pilot program, Illinois joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia in enacting laws to legalize medical marijuana.

The NIU College of Law will host a symposium Friday, April 17, to explore medical marijuana legislation and regulation in Illinois as it compares to trends across the states.

“Medical Marijuana Legalization, A Growing Trend: Social, Economics and Legal Implications” will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall.

Topics will include the impact of medical marijuana legalization, comparison of Illinois’ medical marijuana program with existing programs in other states, civil and criminal policy issues, and the dichotomy between federal and state laws.

Symposium presenters include Saby Ghoshray, Judge Kathleen Kauffman, Professor Alex Kreit, Robert Morgan, Marc J. Ross, Professor Luke Scheuer and Tamar Todd. Dan Linn, executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML), will deliver the keynote address.

The $35 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and 4.5 MCLE hours. Half-day options are available. Registration is available online.

For more information, call (815) 753-1027 or email mmitchell@niu.edu.

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