Thursday, May 12, 2016

Prof. Brandeis presents at Alaska Bar program on legal challenges surrounding Alaska marijuana industry

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was a presenter and panelist at the April 20 Alaska Bar Association continuing legal education program, "Navigating the Legal Challenges Surrounding the Alaska Marijuana Industry."

He presented on the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Marijuana Industry and Alaska's Regulation of the Industry;
  • Understanding the Interplay Between Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing the Marijuana Industry; and
  • Navigating the Challenges That Arise When Representing Clients Engaged in the Marijuna Industry.

This program addressed Alaska marijuana regulations and the legal nuances and local governance issues involving the Alaska marijuana industry, as well as ethical considerations facing lawyers when counseling clients who are regulating or engaging in the marijuana industry.

Prof. Brandeis teaches courses on the American legal system, constitutional law, and civil liberties, and is a frequent speaker on constitutional law and other legal topics.  Prof. Brandeis also maintains a private law practice through which he advises clients on marijuana law and policy questions.  This law practice preceded this CLE program, and included providing legal services to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.