Medical Marijuana: Weeding Through the Buzz

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Medical Marijuana: Weeding Through the Buzz

25 June, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CDT

A comprehensive overview of the current status of Missouri’s medical marijuana program, including the attendant regulatory and compliance challenges. medical marijuana regulatory and compliance challenges, together with clinical implications. The presentation will also explore lessons learned from other states, as well as the intersection between the legalization of marijuana and current social justice issues.


  1. Understand the legal framework surrounding Missouri’s medical marijuana program
  2. Recognize legal and compliance issues for health care providers
  3. Gain knowledge of medical marijuana usage patterns in Missouri
  4. Glean insights from other states implementing medical marijuana before Missouri
  5. Discuss changes to marijuana potency and routes of administration
  6. Provide an overview of the impact marijuana has on the brain and body
  7. Assess the relationship between the legalization of marijuana and social justice issues
  8. Explain the impact of medical marijuana on health care/emergency departments


Jane Drummond has served the General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs for MHA since 2014. She provides a full range of legal support to MHA, its related organizations and boards. Her duties include healthcare compliance, corporate advice and judicial advocacy. Jane also serves as liaison to a variety of legal professional groups involved in health care law and policy. Jane graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2001. Since then, she has worked largely in the public policy arena, while gaining additional experience in private practice. She has worked as the General Counsel for the Department of Health and Senior Services under Governor Matt Blunt, and in that same capacity in the governor’s office. In 2007, Governor Blunt appointed her to serve as the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, a cabinet-level position which she held through the end of the Blunt administration. In addition to her juris doctor, Jane earned a Master in Strategic Leadership from Stephens College in 2014.