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Medical Marijuana and Ohio Business Law: 10-minutes with Nick Weiss

By July 16, 2018No Comments

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House Bill 523, signed into law in 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio and was intended to roll out this September. How will this affect local business owners within and outside of the medical marijuana industry? GLF attorney Nicholas Weiss has been keeping his finger on the pulse of the new law and preparing businesses for its impact. In this short talk, he shares information on what employers should know about their employee drug policies, doing business with service providers in the burgeoning field, and what to do to get on the bus of the new industry.

Listen to the conversation on the audio player below, or download Nick’s talk to listen off-line (right-click on the link and select “save as” to save to your device):

Visit Nick’s page on this site to find his interview on this topic with COSE, and coverage of his panel discussion with the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce. A series of articles titled “Doing Business in the Age of Marijuana” has been published on our blog, including Risks and Rewards (Part I), and Starting from the Ground Up (Part II).

Nick’s previous legal talk on the Forum Selection Clause, which determines where a contract dispute will be adjudicated, can be found here.

Nicholas Weiss uses his years of experience in civil litigation, and his in-house advisory experience, to assist both businesses and individuals in pursuing and defending their interests, and obtaining the best possible outcomes for his clients.  He is currently an Instructor of Medical Marijuana Law and Policy at Cleveland School of Cannabis, and can be reached at The Gertsburg Law Firm by calling 440-528-1233 or sending a message to [email protected].


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* 0:51 Nick’s expertise in Med Marijuana Law
* 2:19 Drug Policies in the Workplace
* 6:01 What Employers Should Know
* 7:10 Doing Business with the Industry
* 11:10 Breaking into the Industry


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