Mark Spognardi writes on medical cannabis and firearms issues in Illinois

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi recently wrote two articles regarding two laws that were recently passed in Illinois regarding concealed carry and medicinal marijuana. The first article titled, “Illinois Enacts Medicinal Cannabis Pilot Program Law” for Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor on October 9. Recently, the state of Illinois enacted the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which will take effect on January 1, 2014. Mr. Spognardi clearly defines what this law entails, as well as defining the effect this law has on employers. To read the article in full, please click here.

The second article titled, “Illinois employers face firearms obligations and choices,” was published on October 14 on Inside Counsel’s website. The article is stemmed off of a recent decision by the CEO of Starbucks asking the public and its employees to not bring firearms into their store, unless they are licensed peace officers. The Illinois General Assembly recently enacted the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act on July 9, making Illinois the last state to adopt a concealed carry firearm law. The article provides an overview of how this law will affect employers. To read the article in full, please click here.

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