Marijuana: A Legal Primer for Washington Attorneys

November 14, 2014 | 6.0 General CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits

Washington State is leading the country in addressing all manner of issues regarding marijuana. This program features the most knowledgeable and up-to-date practitioners on the emerging practice and ramifications of Washington’s Marijuana industry.

Overview

8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Washington State is leading the country in addressing all manner of issues regarding marijuana. Program Chair Stephanie Boehl of Garvey Schubert Barer has put together a program featuring the most knowledgeable and up-to-date practitioners on the emerging practice and ramifications of Washington's Marijuana industry. The day's topics include: Legal Issues, Policies, and Politics at the Federal Level by Allison Holcomb, ACLU; Ethics Issues for Attorneys by Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick; Overview of Liquor Control Board Rules, Stephanie Boehl; Protecting Marijuana IP in Light of Federal Law with Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer; Beyond Recreational Marijuana with Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates and Joy Beckerman Maher.

Agenda

8:30 - 8:45
Registration

8:45 - 9:00
Introductions
Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

9:00 - 10:00
Legal Issues, Policies, and Politics at the Federal Level
Alison Holcomb, ACLU

  • Legalization in other states and around the world
  • Federal preemption
  • Update on Congressional bills and federal policies

10:00 - 11:00
Ethics Issues for Attorneys
Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick

  • The RPCs and advising on marijuana laws
  • Response by the Washington Supreme Court and other states (Colorado and Connecticut)

11:00 - 11:15
Break

11:15 - 12:15
Overview of Liquor Control Board Rules
Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

  • Tracking production, local taxes, and record keeping
  • Regulations on advertising and marketing
  • Ownership restrictions and raising private capital

12:15 - 1:15
Lunch

1:15 - 2:15
Labor and Employment Law
Aaron Rocke, Rocke Law Group PLLC

  • Employment concerns for marijuana licensees
  • Legal consumption and drug testing by employers 
  • Non-compete agreements and risk management

2:15 - 3:15
Protecting Marijuana IP In Light of Federal Law
Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer

  • Registering marks at the federal level
  • Protecting trade secrets, strains, and products
  • Ownership and licensing agreements

3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 4:30
Beyond Recreational Marijuana
Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates and Joy Beckerman Maher, Hemp Ace International LLC

  • The changing legal landscape of medical cannabis in Washington State
  • Industrial hemp verses marijuana
  • Hemp production in light of the 2014 federal farm bill and I-502

4:30 p.m.
Evaluations and adjourn

Presenters

Program Chairperson

Stephanie Boehl, Garvey Schubert Barer

Presenters

 Thomas Fitzpatrick, Talmadge Fitzpatrick

Alison Holcomb, ACLU

Rachel Kurtz, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Joy Beckerman Maher, Hemp Ace International LLC

Aaron Rocke, Rocke Law Group PLLC

Scott Warner, Garvey Schubert Barer

Pricing

General Registration - Attorneys - $225.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - Attorneys - $195.00

Live Webcast - $225.00