Navigating the Haze: Marijuana and Changes to Federal Law

May 29, 2024

On April 30, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moved to recommend reclassifying marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act—the biggest drug policy shift in 50 years, with significant implications for federal grantees.

This webinar will offer key insights into what the rescheduling means and whether it sufficiently brings state legalization efforts into compliance with federal controlled substances law. It will also provide guidance on whether the loosened restrictions and increased flexibility under a Schedule III classification should prompt health centers, research institutions, and other grantees to enact changes to policies and procedures.

The on-demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • HR Directors
  • Compliance team members
  • Anyone who needs to stay appraised of potential changes to drug policy

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of DEA's recommendation to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule III drug under the Controlled Substances Act
  • Discuss the likely implications and common risks for federal grantees, from health centers to research institutions
  • Identify which practices, policies and processes need to be reviewed (and updated) at your organization to account for the change
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
05/29/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/29/2024 - 2:00pm EDT

Molly Evans

Molly Evans is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group. She advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, the Federal Tort Claims Act and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

Mindy Pava

Mindy serves as a Partner in the firm’s Litigation & Government Investigations, Federal Grants, Health Care and Education practice groups, where she focuses her practice on advising federal grantees (including health centers) as they navigate all facets of administrative and judicial review. A seasoned litigator, she also represents organizations in health care and other industries in responding to civil investigative demands and federal subpoenas. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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