About This Episode
To kick off a two-part series of episodes on complex legal issues of cannabis, we were excited to have the author of the first text book on marijuana case law on the show. With more and more states now regulating, the gap between Federal law and State regulation is growing wider each year. While we have seen the number of marijuana cases decline in states that have adopted regulation, cannabis is still deemed a Schedule I Controlled Substance under Federal Law.
There is still enough ambiguity in the law, which makes it difficult for even the most seasoned lawyers to defend marijuana offenders. Case law varies state by state and, in states that have yet to reform marijuana laws, courts continue to throw the proverbial book at nonviolent marijuana offenders. Ironically, while marijuana prosecutions continue to dominate the criminal courts in those states, there has never been a book to throw at defendants…
That is until now. Today I’m going to introduce you to the Professor Robert Mikos, who wrote the first text book on marijuana case law right after another edition of the Medical Marijuana Minute with Dr. Bryan Doner.
About Our Guest
Vanderbilt University Professor Robert Mikos is an internationally-renowned expert who is recognized as one of America’s premier authorities on marijuana law. He is the author of the first-of-its-kind text book to address the law, policy, and governmental authority surrounding marijuana. Published by Wolters Kluwer Regulatory Legal Education Division, the title of Professor Mikos’ book is “Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority” – It provides law students with an accessible, comprehensive, and engaging guide to law, policy and authority issues surrounding three categories of regulated parties: marijuana users, their suppliers, and the third parties who interact with them.
If not for the generosity of our supporters, we wouldn’t be here! We’d first like to thank our sponsors Hemp Meds and Healthtera. We’d also like to shout out to our producer, Ed Vanderlee at Star Worldwide Networks, Erik Godal, the composer of our theme “Evergreen,” Steve Webb at XRQK Radio Network and Dr. Bryan Doner for the Medical Marijuana Minute and Compassionate Certification Centers for helping us spread the word. We are grateful!