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* Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) can attend the program via webcast to receive New York MCLE credit but the Ethics portion must be viewed on the same day of the webcast. Professional Practice credits can be viewed at any time.
Health Law Section
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
Now almost one year since New York first made medical marijuana available to patients with chronic illnesses, join our panel of experts as we take a look back at the implementation of the State's medical marijuana program, and how medical marijuana legalization may evolve in New York and beyond. Our panelists will range from legislators involved in enabling New York's medical marijuana program and fighting to expand it to those operating dispensaries in New York, as well as patient advocates and an array of medical and legal experts. Panel Speakers, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried and Passionate Care Advocate, Kate Hintz, are featured in the Newsday article,"Medical Marijuana Program Needs Revisions, State Report Says" by Christine Chung (Updated August 28, 2016). We will explore the successes and short comings of New York's unique medical marijuana program, and ask our experts what issues they've experienced in this complex and rapidly-expanding field, as well as how they see the industry developing in the future.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration (outside meeting room)
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions - Richard N. Gottfried, Assemblyman
9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Medical Marijuana in New York
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Issues Facing the Industry/Future of Industry
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Second Keynote - Senator Diane Savino
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Health Law Section Chair:
Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC, Albany
Benjamin P. Malerba, III, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.
Gregory Richard Mitchell, Associate, Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.
Yulian Shtern, Associate, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, Brooklyn
Stephen Corn, M.D., Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School, Founder of TheAnswerPage.Com * Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Member, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health * Kate Hintz, Patient Advocate, Compassionate Care New York * Geoffrey Kaiser, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP * Elizabeth Kase, Partner, Abrams Fensterman LLP * Gregory Mitchell, Associate, Rivkin Radler LLP * State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Senate * Yulian Shtern, Associate, Abrams Fensterman LLP * Jeremy Unruh, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, PharmaCann LLC * Joshua Vinciguerra, Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, NYS Department of Health * Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Hofstra Law School
NYSBA Members: $135
Health Law Section Members: $114.75
Non Members: $235