CANCELED-SIU School of Law Journal Symposium

Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)
62906
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Barbara Smith
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Law - School of
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HIGH-STAKES: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPLICATIONS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

MARCH 19, 2020

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
SIU SCHOOL OF LAW AUDITORIUM 

$40 includes program, lunch and continuing legal credits. 

The program is FREE to all SIU Students (but you must register for a lunch count)

Register online here

Seating is limited. Early registration is encouraged.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Since the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program began in 2014, it has generated over $500 million in retail sales. In January 2020, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act went into effect, making Illinois the eleventh state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and the first state to do so through a legislative act (as opposed to a voter ballot initiative).  The Act is expected to generate billions more in new revenues in Illinois. Nevertheless, the use of marijuana—whether for recreational or medical purposes—remains prohibited by federal law. 

The legalization of marijuana in Illinois is accompanied by numerous legal issues, including issues related to the limits of legal use within Illinois, the regulatory structure for growing and dispensing cannabis, state criminal enforcement and expungement, the relationship between federal and state criminal prosecutions, advertising and employment law, social justice, and public health. 

This Symposium will consider these and other issues related to the legalization of cannabis in Illinois and across the country.  Speakers will share their expertise and provide a blueprint for navigating the new legal and regulatory environment created by these changes in the law. 

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