Law 439 - Cannabis Law and Regulation

K. Charles Cannon

K. Charles Cannon

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Duke University
J.D. Columbia University School of Law
M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Course Description:

This course uses the cannabis legalization movement as a lens through which to examine the complex and evolving relationship between the government of the United States and its various states, to understand the relationship between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government, to evaluate how social movements impact broad public perception, how public perception impacts public policy, and how public policy impacts the legislative process and presidential politics, and to study how private institutions and self-regulated organizations evaluate risk and implement policy in a rapidly changing political and social environment including where they are faced with low probability / bad event outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. think critically about the scope and limits of federal and state government authority in the context of a range of issue of first impression'

2. understand the application of federal law including bank regulation, insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, bankruptcy and criminal law to industries that are federally illegal but state sanctioned; and

3. understand best practices and draft legislation for the medical and recreational legalization of marijuana.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
K. Charles Cannon 19F 439 LEC 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No