SIU School of Law Journal Symposium to look at legal impact of Illinois’ recreational marijuana law

March 02, 2020 , by Pete Rosenbery


CARBONDALE, Ill. — A symposium next month at the SIU School of Law will feature legal experts from around the country to look at the implications of the state’s recently enacted recreational marijuana laws. 

Eleven speakers, including Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly, will present their thoughts on a variety of marijuana-related topics during the conference at SIU Carbondale. The March 19 SIU Law Journal Symposium “High-Stakes: Understanding the Implications of Legalizing Marijuana” will be in the law school auditorium. 

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Continuing legal education credits are available. 

The event is open to the public, but early online registration is suggested due to limited seating. Online registration is $40 and includes lunch, while registration for SIU students is free. Students must register, however, to be included in the lunch count. 

The SIU Law Journal is sponsoring the program and will publish papers from the symposium. 

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend the symposium on March 19 at the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Building Auditorium. The symposium is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to arrange interviews with symposium participants, contact Mike Ruiz, assistant dean for career, alumni, and promotional services at or 618/453-8763.

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