Orange County Event: Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Environmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations

 

The Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR)
and Brown Rudnick LLP present

 
 
Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Environmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations

Annual Fall Symposium
on Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Practice

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

EDU 1111, UC Irvine School of Law (map)

CLE credit is available for participants (8.0 credits)

 
 
Despite stringent regulation at the federal level, an increasing number of U.S. states have adopted laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Marijuana production activities are being openly conducted without prosecution, but a suite of land use and environmental laws may nonetheless regulate such conduct, including environmental impacts of farming, consumer product safety, pesticide use, the siting and location of farms and dispensaries, and use of public lands.

Attorneys also face uncertainty as to their ability to advise clients in the marijuana industry about these activities. This symposium explores these many issues, guided by leading practitioners and policymakers deeply involved at the interface of federal and state marijuana use and control.

Alejandro E. Camacho, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources at UC Irvine School of Law, and Geoffrey K. Willis, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP, will serve as moderators.

Keynote Speakers

Lou Correa Lou Correa
State Senator (D-Santa Ana)
Dale Gieringer Dale Gieringer
Director, California NORML

Featured Speakers

Frank Aebly
USDA Forest Services
Hilary V. Bricken
The Canna Law Group
City Attorney Tom Carr
City of Boulder, Colorado
Stephen Cook
Brown Rudnick LLP
Andrew DeAngelo
Harborside Health Center
Sean Donahoe
California Cannabis Industry Association
Hon. James P. Gray
Orange County Superior Court (Ret.)
Allison Margolin
Margolin & Lawrence
Joel Miliband
Brown Rudnick LLP
Amy Poinsett
MJ Freeway Business Solutions
Jeffrey Raber
The Werc Shop
Deborah Rosenthal
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Nancy Smith
The Nature Conservancy, California
Ann Southworth
UC Irvine School of Law
Jacob Sullum
Reason
Thomas Umberg
Former Deputy Director, Office of
National Drug Control Policy
Sheriff John Urquhart
King County,Washington