Marijuana merges with law school as Strum College of Law adds cannabis law class

Posted on 12-09-2014 by
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Marijuana has come a long ways. The once condemned drug in the eyes of many finds itself allowed for use by selective people for medical reasons and most recently has been legalized for use in Colorado. So what’s next in this “rags to riches” story for this drug-how about a class on it? According to the Cannabist, this isn’t a far-fetched idea, one actually exists.

The University of Denver’s Strum College of Law will be offering a Cannibis Law class. Sam Kamin, a professor at the college and the director of the school’s Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program, noticed interest about in the subject with each question he’d be asked from many different people, no matter where he was.

“People want to know about commercial real estate — what are their rights and obligations when renting to someone with a grow? People have employment law questions.” Kamin said.

“This class isn’t, ‘Hey, this is how to sell a lot of pot.’,”Kamin said. “Rather it’s, ‘Here are all the issues that could come up if you’re representing industry or government.’ “

This class will cover a variety of topics, including regulatory compliance, criminal defense, contract, banking, tax, real estate, and multidisciplinary practice.

The core idea for this class was to set up these students for modern law in Colorado and, “given how quickly pot legalization is spreading throughout the Americas, beyond.”

Completing (and passing) this course will not only offer students a new skillset, but offer them one that many others at the moment will not have and as a result will hopefully improve their success when looking for jobs out in their profession’s field.

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