Cannabis: The Next Frontier That Could Impact Your Practice

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: June 27, 2019
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  • National Legalization Movement
  • History of Cannabis Prohibition
  • Medicine of Cannabis
  • Legalization Conundrum
  • Federal vs. State Law
  • Politics and Cannabis
  • Industry Progress in 2018
  • Major Legal Concerns: Corporate, Banking, and Employment, Raising Capital and Zoning
  • Texas Legalization
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: June 27, 2019


This presentation will focus on the changes in the law dealing with marijuana (including medical marijuana and hemp), so that attorneys who represent clients in the Health Care arena can effectively advise their clients about the ever-evolving law.

This program was recorded on June 27th, 2019.

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Amanda R. Clark Palmer

Garland, Samuel, & Loeb, P.C.

Amanda R. Clark Palmer is a partner at Garland, Samuel, & Loeb, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. Amanda represents clients in both civil and criminal matters in state and federal court. Her practice primarily focuses on criminal defense and she has experience defending all types of cases from DUI, to violent felonies, to white collar crime. She has appeared in federal courts in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, and Kentucky. She is admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Amanda represents clients at the trial level and on appeal. She has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Amanda is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She is co-editor of The Defender, a publication of GACDL. She was selected a Super Lawyer for 2017-2018 (Rising Star) and 2019. In 2018, she was part of the Fulton County Daily Report’s “On The Rise” class, which identifies 20 of the most promising lawyers under the age of 40 in the Atlanta area.She is also a member of the Young Professionals Committee for The Center for Family Resources.

Amanda earned her undergrad degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and her J.D. from Georgia State Law.

Richard Y. Cheng

DLA Piper

Richard Y. Cheng is a partner at DLA Piper, based out of its Dallas office. He is a member of the health care industry sector and the corporate practice group. Richard provides legal representation and advises on corporate transactions, health care operations, regulatory issues, compliance matters, and administrative appeals. In addition, he regularly advises clients on Stark Law, Anti-kick back, HIPAA, FCA, EKRA, HITECH Act, OIG exclusions, civil monetary penalties (CMPs). Medicare-related transactions (e.g. CHOWs), licensure surveys, formation of management services (MSOs), group purchasing organizations (GPOs), managed care organizations (MCOs) payment matters and appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals, Department Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals.

Richard was selected by his peers in 2015, 2017 through 2019 as a D Magazine Best Lawyer and as a Thomson Reuters SuperLawyersRising Star in 2015 through 2017. Richard earned his occupational therapy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and earned a M.B.A. at University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics.

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