• 6:30 p.m. ~ Reception and meet the Keynote, MIKC Rotunda
• 7:30-9 p.m. ~ Keynote and discussion with professor Sam Kamin
Sam Kamin, author, law professor and director of the Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, has emerged as an expert voice on the impacts of marijuana legalization. He sits on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s newly formed Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force along with elected officials, stakeholders in the state’s medical marijuana industry and other experts. He is the author of The Impact of the Decriminalization and Legalization of Marijuana, and writes the series “Altered State: Inside Colorado’s Marijuana Economy” for Slate Magazine, chronicling the impact of the groundbreaking new law among lawmakers, businesses and citizens.
In his keynote, Kamin will discuss the potential challenges presented when state marijuana laws conflict with the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause as the supreme law of the land.
Faculty and special guest panelists including Senator Tick Segerblom (D-Nev.), retired California Superior Court Judge Peggy Hora, and bank executive Joseph Roller, will bring their expertise to bear on the legal, social and societal issues that might or do arise from the conflict between the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution ~ as the supreme law of the land ~ and the decriminalization of marijuana laws in Nevada, California and other states.
Discussion panel members include:
Forum host, Fred Holman, vice provost for Extended Studies
Forum moderator, the Honorable Chad Schmucker, president of the National Judicial College
Colleen (Jo) Harvey, instructor, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
Peggy Hora, California Superior Court Judge (retired)
Stephen Lafer, associate professor, College of Education
Joseph Roller, senior vice president, bank executive, California and Nevada
Katharine Schweitzer, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
Senator Richard “Tick” Segerblom (D.-Nev.), sponsor of the Nevada bill that legalized medical marijuana dispensaries in 2013
The audience will be encouraged to join in a Q&A with panel members after their discussion.
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