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Chicago, September 16, 2019's Higher Law Quotes Drumke, Highlights Upcoming ABA Cannabis Law Conference

Partner Michael W. Drumke spoke with Higher Law,'s weekly briefly on all things cannabis, regarding the upcoming American Bar Association's first-ever conference focused on cannabis and hemp law. 

"From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law" is hosted by the ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section this Thursday and Friday in Chicago. The article quotes Drumke, chair of the section's cannabis law and policy committee, about the decision to host this conference:

“It’s happening,” Drumke said of the booming state-legal industry, “and there’s a need for lawyers on multiple fronts to assist the industry. And, as I’ve explained to some of my partners and others who raise an eyebrow when they hear about it, it’s pretty much everything you might have studied when you were in law school. There’s real estate, there’s international law, there’s intellectual property, banking, insurance, product liability, consumer protection statutes, regulations, government relations, tax issues and all the usual corporate legal services that are needed with the twist that it’s still a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act.”

The conference includes panels on federal cannabis laws, legal ethics in the space, and employment issues. To read the full article, please visit this link.

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