2021.09.15 | Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Probation, Pretrial Services, and Treatment Courts

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2021.09.15 | 12p.m. to 1:15p.m. | Judge Mary A. Celeste

The presenter will cover the current status of medical and recreational marijuana use in treatment courts, as well as probation, parole and pre-trial release, diversion/deferred sentencing, and applicable state and federal legislative schemes.

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2021.09.15 | 12p.m. to 1:30p.m. | Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Probation, Pretrial Services, and Treatment Courts | 1.50 Contact Hours

This presentation will discuss the current status of medical and recreational marijuana use in treatment courts, as well as probation, parole and pre-trial release, diversion/deferred sentencing by reviewing developing case law, and applicable state and federal legislative schemes. How are the Courts going to traverse the formation of medical and recreational marijuana use policies? Should the Courts await a decision by their state Supreme Courts or the U.S. Supreme Court? Or should the Courts begin to synthesize their state and appellate case law and develop policies through their SCOAs or Chief Justices of their state Supreme Courts? Should all the Courts forego all other approaches safe for judicial discretion based upon the totality of the circumstances? Whatever the direction, these policies are becoming more and more essential.

You will be able to:

  1. Identify developing appellate case law regarding the use of medical and recreational marijuana in the courts.
  2. Identify the factors used by the courts in making a determination on the use of medical and recreational marijuana
  3. Develop policy considerations for the use of medical and recreational marijuana in treatment courts.

ABOUT the PRESENTER

Judge Mary A. Celeste  Judge Celeste sat on the Denver County Court bench 2000-2015. She was the Presiding Judge 2009 and 2010 and the co-founder of the Denver County Court Sobriety Court. She is currently a law school professor teaching Marijuana and the Law at California Western School of Law.  Read more

Contact hours:

  • 1.50 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians
  • 1.50 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 1.50 contact hours independent study Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1.50 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1.50 contact hours  pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors
  • 1.50 contact hours continuing legal education pending approval from the Maine State Bar Association

Completion of an electronic evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours.

 

 

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