1 October 2016

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Medical Marijuana in New York 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

New York Society of Security Analysts

1540 Broadway, Suite 1010

New York, NY 10036

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Live & Webcast!

3.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 credits in Professional Practice, 1.0 credits in Ethics

Not Able to Attend in Person?

A Live Webcast Option is Available!*

* Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) can attend the program via webcast to receive New York MCLE credit but the Ethics portion must be viewed on the same day of the webcast. Professional Practice credits can be viewed at any time.

Program Co-Sponsors:

Health Law Section
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

 Now almost one year since New York first made medical marijuana available to patients with chronic illnesses, join our panel of experts as we take a look back at the implementation of the State’s medical marijuana program, and how medical marijuana legalization may evolve in New York and beyond. Our panelists will range from legislators involved in enabling New York’s medical marijuana program and fighting to expand it to those operating dispensaries in New York, as well as patient advocates and an array of medical and legal experts. Panel Speakers, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried and Passionate Care Advocate, Kate Hintz, are featured in the Newsday article,”Medical Marijuana Program Needs Revisions, State Report Says” by Christine Chung (Updated August 28, 2016). We will explore the successes and short comings of New York’s unique medical marijuana program, and ask our experts what issues they’ve experienced in this complex and rapidly-expanding field, as well as how they see the industry developing in the future.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration (outside meeting room)

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions – Richard N. Gottfried, Assemblyman

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.

Medical Marijuana in New York

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Issues Facing the Industry/Future of Industry

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Second Keynote – Senator Diane Savino

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

12:40 p.m.


Health Law Section Chair:

Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC, Albany

Program Co-Chairs:

Benjamin P. Malerba, III, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.

Gregory Richard Mitchell, Associate, Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.

Yulian Shtern, Associate, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, Brooklyn


Stephen Corn, M.D., Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School, Founder of TheAnswerPage.Com * Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Member, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health * Kate Hintz, Patient Advocate, Compassionate Care New York * Geoffrey Kaiser, Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP * Elizabeth Kase, Partner, Abrams Fensterman LLP * Gregory Mitchell, Associate, Rivkin Radler LLP * State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Senate * Yulian Shtern, Associate, Abrams Fensterman LLP * Jeremy Unruh, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, PharmaCann LLC * Joshua Vinciguerra, Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, NYS Department of Health * Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Hofstra Law School

NYSBA Members: $135

Health Law Section Members: $114.75

Non Members: $235

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). IMPORTANT NOTICE–PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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