Cannabis Law: What Health Lawyers Need to Know

Cannabis law is a relatively new and growing area of the law. Lisa Gora, Shareholder, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, speaks with Richard Cheng, Member, Weaver Johnston Nelson, and Alexander Malyshev, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, about this emerging area of the law and its implications for the health care industry. They discuss the patchwork of different cannabis laws among the states, the overlay between federal and state laws when it comes to prescribing, cultivating, and selling cannabis, and obstacles that businesses face from a banking and investment perspective. Lisa is one of the Editors-in-Chief and Richard and Alexander are authors of AHLA’s new title, Health Care and the Business of Cannabis: Legal Questions and Answers.

Watch the full conversation here.

On November 11, 2021, AHLA will also offer a 90-minute live webinar on "Tax Issues Related to Medicinal Cannabis." For more information, please search for “cannabis” at