Into the Weeds: The Marijuana Musical

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12 2019 at 5:30 pm

Location: Cravath, Swaine & Moore - One Worldwide Plaza, corner of 50th and 8th Avenue.

Sure, they're legalizing pot everywhere now. But is it *legal*? And more importantly, where can you get some? We answer one of those questions in an hour and a half of toe-tapping, knee-slapping, hand-clapping entertainment and CLE. What troubles face lawyers, bankers, and businesses as they navigate this groovy new legal landscape? Find all of that out while enjoying some at-one-time-illegal-and-now-perfectly-legal alcohol (and food)! Cocktail at 5:30, Curtain at 6:30, Wednesday June 12th at Cravath, Swaine & Moore - One Worldwide Plaza, corner of 50th and 8th Avenue. Be there or be square, man.

Program Materials:

Inn Playbill

Timed Agenda

Links and Citations:

American Bar Association, Lawyer Assistance Programs: Stress, available at:

Banking regulations create mess for marijuana industry, banks, and law enforcement, Brookings Institution, Aaron Klein, April 23, 2018
Issue Brief: Volume 6, Number 2, Wharton School Public Policy Initiative, The Policy Barriers to Marijuana Banking, Author: Professor Peter Conti-Brown, JD, PhD
Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No, New York Times Magazine, Robb Mandelbaum, Jan. 4, 2018
Americans for Safe Access v. D.E.A., 706 F.3d 438 (D.C. Cir. 2013)
Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics v. D.E.A., 15 F.3d 1131 (D.C. Cir. 1994)
Fourth Corner Credit Union v. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 861 F. 3d 1052, 10th Circuit 2017
N.Y. R.P.C. 1.2, 8.4
NY State Bar Association Opinion 1024
Counseling clients in illegal conduct; medical marijuana law

N.Y. Penal Code, Article 221
California Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016, Proposition 64
California Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 42.
California Bureau of Cannabis Control, Retailer Instructions
Colorado Department of Revenue, Marijuana Tax Data
Code of Colorado Regulations, 1 CCR 212-2, Retail Marijuana Rules
Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, Pub. L. 75-238, 50 Stat. 551
Boggs Act of 1951, 65 Stat. 767, 21 U.S.C.A. Sec. 174
Narcotic Control Act (the "Daniels Act") 1956
First Report of the National Commission on Marihuana (1972): Signal of Misunderstanding or Exercise in Ambiguity
Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, Harper's Magazine, April 2016, by Dan Baum
'War on Drugs' Merely Fights The Symptoms of a Faulty System, CBS News, Sept. 13, 2008
Trump's pick for attorney general: 'Good people don't smoke marijuana', Washington Post, by Christopher Ingraham, Nov. 18, 2016
Is Jeff Session the Modern Harry J. Anslinger, Cashinbis, by Jesse Carpender, Aug. 7, 2017
"Grass", documentary voiced by Woody Harrelson (1999)
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Drug War Statistics

Washington v. Barr, 18-cv-859 (2d Cir. May 30, 2019)