This course compares and contrasts the laws enacted by the Federal government versus the State governments. As of 2019, a total of 34 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands have approved a comprehensive, publicly available medical marijuana/ cannabis programs. In addition, several states have legalized recreational marijuana, which adds to the legal quagmire that has resulted because the Federal government still classifies marijuana as a controlled substance, just like cocaine or heroin. Beyond the issues that exist with the cannabis industry, other legal issues associated with some alternative health practices, like Chelation, will be examined.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3