UC Davis Holds Symposium on Marijuana Laws

UC Davis Law Review panel will address federal and state laws


"Disjointed Regulation: State Efforts to Legalize Marijuana," a UC Davis Law Review Symposium, will feature scholars discussing major legal issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana in some states. Panel topics include federalism issues, the taxation and regulation of marijuana, and how state legalization could affect criminal justice and incarceration systems. Marijuana use for medicinal purposes is legal in more­ than 20 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C. Since 2012, voters in four states -- Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon -- have passed initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana use. In 2016, initiatives to legalize cannabis use could appear on at least 10 more state ballots. However, marijuana is still illegal and considered to have no accepted medical use under federal law.


Friday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


UC Davis School of Law, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, School of Law Room 1001


Keynote: Professor Richard J. Bonnie, professor of medicine and law,University of Virginia School of Law

Morning speaker: Allen Hopper, director of criminal justice and drug policy, ACLU of Northern California

Panelists include:

  • Associate Dean Steven Bender, Seattle University School of Law
  • Sam Kamin, professor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Brianne Gorod, appellate counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Jolene Forman, staff attorney, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Alex Kreit, professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Michael Vitiello, professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorgeSchool of Law

Full agenda and other information: https://law.ucdavis.edu/news/event.aspx?id=3818


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