Medical Marijuana: The Current State of the Law
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Ginopolis' Bar B Q Smokehouse, 27815 Middlebelt Rd, Famington Hills
Register: online or mail/fax form PDF
Cost: Section members $30; all others $40
Did you know that there are over 131,000 patients authorized to legally use marijuana and 27,000 registered caregivers in the State of Michigan? Voters endorsed the use of medical marijuana in 2008 to alleviate side effects of certain illnesses, such as cancer or chronic pain. But lawmakers said the law left too much open to interpretation and pushed through changes which went into effect on April 1, 2013. Are you familiar with the changes in the law? Get expert advice on the Michigan Medical Marijuana Law and what's going on in recent cases. Master the nuances of this evolving practice and give your clients the representation that they deserve. Come join us for lunch, networking and a valuable presentation on the current state of the law by two experienced and expert attorneys. This program sold out the last time it was presented, don't delay, register today.
Matthew R. Abel has been a criminal defense lawyer with a focus on marijuana cases for more than 20 years. Matthew Abel is the founder and senior partner of Cannabis Counsel, PLC, a Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases. Mr. Abel's Detroit-based law office capably handles marijuana possession, trafficking, and distribution cases throughout the state of Michigan providing both business advice and counseling as well as criminal defense in marijuana cases. The law firm client list includes patients, care givers, clubs, collectives, dispensaries, garden suppliers, physicians, publishers, and others in the medical marijuana field.
William L. Cataldo is cief of homicide for the Macomb County Prosecutor's office. Prior to that, he was a criminal defense trial attorney. His prior teaching positions include staff instructor at Gerry Spence's nationally recognized Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, staff instructor at the Annual Trial College at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy. Currently, he is a staff instructor at the Macomb Police Academy, adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and is a certified instructor teaching cognitive and analytical interviewing skills.
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