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Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

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This CLE course begins with medical education from one of New York’s leading voices in medical cannabis, Dr. Bernie Lee, as he explains cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lee explains the important differences between THC and CBD: what they are, the effect of each on the human body, and why it matters when it comes to how marijuana is regulated through medical programs.

Patricia Heer, Esq., follows Dr. Lee with a basic introduction into the legislation that has been enacted in both New York (“The Compassionate Care Act”) and New Jersey (“The Compassionate Use Act”). This includes a brief history and overview of how these important pieces of legislation have evolved and how they are alike and different. Other important topics covered include current patient count by state, the impact of additional qualified diagnoses, and the types of approved products available in both NY and NJ as well as an explanation of the business organizational structure required through these programs (“vertical integration”).

Lecturer Bios

Patricia H. Heer, Esq.

Patricia H. Heer practices in the area of business reorganization, financial restructuring and commercial litigation. She has represented all constituencies in and prior to bankruptcy proceedings and litigation spanning across a wide range of industries. She has successfully litigated a variety of business, contract, collection, and director and officer disputes.

Additionally, Ms. Heer advises a wide array of cannabis businesses and ancillary businesses, including national advocacy groups focused on changing cannabis related prohibition laws, investors, license applicants, cultivators and dispensaries and hemp brands.

Ms. Heer previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ms. Heer is a 2006 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where she was Research Editor for the Hofstra Law Review, and a graduate of St. John's University (B.A., summa cum laude). She is fluent in Polish.

Dr. Bernie Lee

Dr. Bernie Lee is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at New York’s largest palliative care agency, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lee served as an active duty armor officer in the US Army after graduating from West Point Academy before earning his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is a strong voice and physician advocate of medical marijuana and is leading the charge to educate physicians on its safe and effective use in order to help alleviate the suffering of patients with chronic and terminal illness.

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