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What medical providers need to know about medicinal marijuana

Wilson Elser


Medical law expert Lori Semlies discusses medicinal certification and:

  • the current state of the law across the United States with respect to medicinal marijuana
  • how medicinal cannabis is accessed from both the provider and patient side
  • the absence of a standard of care in this space and what guidance there is in this regard 
  • the potential liability issues which may arise for health care providers


Lori Semlies
Lori Semlies is a partner at Wilson Elser in White Plains, New York. Lori serves as the co-chair of the firm’s medical malpractice and healthcare practice, where she focuses on the defence of medical and nursing home malpractice claims in state and federal courts, including all phases of litigation through trial. She is also co-chair of the firm’s national nursing home litigation team within the medical malpractice practice, where she brings her particular knowledge of the state and federal regulations that pertain to long-term care facilities. She has handled appeals in the New York Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

She currently serves as a member of the steering committee of Wilson Elser’s Women Attorneys Valued and Empowered (WAVE) initiative, which exemplifies the firm’s enlightened approach to advancing the professional and personal well-being of its women attorneys.



Lori R. Semlies


8 January 2019
17:00 - 17:55 UTC
55 min