This is a fantastic development. Great to see another law school take cannabis seriously rtaher than pay lip service… Go …..University of Arizona Law and the Attorney General Alliance , we say !
The fully online program was designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cannabis laws and regulations in the U.S.
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and the Attorney General Alliance (AGA) have partnered to launch a new online concentration in Cannabis Law and Regulation (CLR), addressing the need for accredited legal training in the rapidly growing U.S. intrastate cannabis market.
As the national cannabis market and workforce continues to mature, professionals need education to navigate the complex web of conflicting laws, regulations and policies. The program was designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cannabis laws and regulations in the U.S., and to prepare them for careers in private and public entities in this emerging industry.
“The partnership between the University of Arizona Law and the AGA represents a ground-breaking initiative in providing legal training for the rapidly expanding field of cannabis law and regulation,” said Marc L. Miller, Dean of University of Arizona Law. “This new offering builds off of our history and commitment to providing high-quality online legal education. This innovative program will equip students with a valuable skillset that can contribute to their current job, and will be helpful throughout their career.”
The concentration will be offered fully online and asynchronously, with the first courses being made available to students in University of Arizona Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program and then the Bachelor of Arts in Law (BA) program. The six foundational CLR courses, designed in collaboration with the College of Law Instructional Design team and AGA experts, will cover a range of topics, including the legal considerations facing market participants and public actors, criminal justice reforms, regulatory controls, banking and financial transactions and regulating novel and intoxicating hemp-based cannabinoids in the absence of federal law.
“We are proud to partner with University of Arizona Law to provide students with the opportunity to learn from our members who have extensive experience in cannabis law and regulation,” said Karen White, Executive Director of the AGA. “Our members have played an important role in shaping the legal and regulatory landscape governing the cannabis industry, and we believe that their expertise will be invaluable to students seeking to excel in this field.”
Courses have begun to be offered to new and current students. More information about the Cannabis Law and Regulation online concentration program and how to apply can be found online.