NEVADA CITY, Calif., December 14, 2017 – Noon Time Legal Seminar, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm $30 Attorneys (MCLE); $15 Public at the Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City.

California Cannabis Law 2018 Presented by Heather Burke

Open to attorneys and the general public. Attorneys will receive one hour of MCLE credit. To enroll, please call 530-265-7161 or email Arrive by 11:45 a.m. to complete registration.

This seminar will consist of an update on California cannabis law, including the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and the newly enacted regulations by the three state licensing agencies, including the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Food and Agriculture. Heather will boil down the newly formed regulatory framework for cannabis production and distribution into an overview of main points everyone needs to know for 2018.

About Heather Burke

Heather L. Burke is a partner with Greenspoon Marder’s Cannabis Law practice group. Ms. Burke was born in San Diego, California. Due to her desire to defend cannabis patients and cultivators from a young age, in law school, Ms. Burke interned with Lance Rogers, who is also now a partner in Greenspoon Marder’s Cannabis Law practice group, assisting him in the seminal California cannabis case, People v. Jovan Jackson. The case went on to set the now-settled precedent that large scale dispensaries may operate lawfully in California. In that case, Ms. Burke drafted motion in limine for the introduction of the medical cannabis defense, which was granted for the first time in San Diego County history, and also drafted the jury instructions for the medical cannabis defense that were used throughout the State for almost a decade.

Immediately after law school, Ms. Burke began her career by working closely with several renowned California medical marijuana attorneys, who mentored her in the aggressive representation of medical cannabis patients and cultivators throughout California and in federal court.

Eventually opening her own practice in Nevada City, she has worked on numerous precedent setting cases, including a five-day evidentiary hearing regarding cannabis’ Schedule I status in U.S. v. Pickard in the Eastern District of California.  Ms. Burke also co-drafted a proposed initiative for California cannabis legalization (2016), entitled The California Craft Cannabis Initiative.

In 2014, she was awarded NORML’s John Mark Flowers Scholar. The following year, she was named one of Skunk Magazine’s Women of Weed for 2015.  Ms. Burke is also a regular speaker and panelist at cannabis conferences throughout California. She pens a popular blog about legal issues affecting cannabis cultivators.