Cannabis Law Institute Conference

August 28, 2018

Cannabis, also known by its street name marijuana, is now a big business in many states. That also means important and complicated legal issues. 

This new industry is the subject of a two-day conference sponsored by the National Cannabis Bar Association and the Minority Cannabis Business Association.

Highlighting Friday morning's program are discussions with key members of Congress regarding how federal laws should be amended to take into account the recent surge in state legalizations of cannabis for medical and/or recreational purposes.  Other featured topics include obtaining greater diversity in the industry; ethical issues for lawyers; taxation and banking; and the future of medical cannabis.  


The full schedule of events, panelists, and locations is available here.


Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at [email protected] or Chris Davis at [email protected].

Members of the public wishing to attend may register here.


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

Media Contacts

Kara Tershel, GW Law
[email protected]

Chris Davis, National Cannabis Bar Association
[email protected]


Friday, September 7, 2018 and Saturday, September 8, 2018


The George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC 20052