Marijuana Law: New Horizons for Medical Marijuana

Thursday, September 7 - Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Agenda

Thursday, September 7 (beginning at 5:00 p.m.)

  • Registration
  • Opening & Introductions
  • Keynote Address
  • Opening Reception

Friday, September 8 (beginning at 8:00 a.m.)
  • How the Sausage Gets Made—Legislative Developments
  • Status of MMFLA Implementation by LARA
  • Taxes & Accounting Issues
  • The 5 Biggest Lies About Pot & How to Rebut Them
  • RICO & Other Federal Risks
  • Adult Use & Recreational Marijuana—Pro & Con
  • Science Friday—Testing Facilities & Other Science Topics
  • Dinner, post-dinner, pre-social hour remarks

Saturday, September 9 (beginning at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Take it to the Bank—The Mysteries of Banking Regulations
  • Intellectual Property & Marijuana
  • Michigan Caselaw Review
  • Adopted Ordinances—An Analysis & Overview

Speakers will include
  • Paul Armentano on marijuana policy
  • Matthew Borgula on RICO risks
  • Andrew Ittleman on banking and state-legal marijuana
  • Tim McGraw on 280E tax issues
  • senior LARA representatives on the status of the new law
  • And perhaps a surprise guest or two

Hotel Information:
A limited block of rooms is being held at the MGM Grand Hotel for conference attendees until August 7, 2017. The special room rate is for $169 per night (plus sales, use, and occupancy tax). Contact the hotel at 1 (888) MGM-DETR. Reservations requests may be made by referencing: “MLS Seminar.” Check-in/Check-out time: check-in–4:00 pm and check-out–11:00 am. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before the cut-off date of August 7, 2017.

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Location

MGM Grand Hotel
1777 Third Ave
Detroit