How Medical Cannabis Can Save the NY Cannabis Industry with Ellen Kessler

In this episode of Cannabiz New York, Elizabeth Kase, Esq. and Hon. Jerry Kremer, welcome colleague Ellen Kessler, Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek. Ellen is a member of the firm’s Health Law Department, bringing special expertise as both an experienced attorney and a registered nurse.

Tune in as we discuss:
* the conflict between the medical cannabis market and adult use market
* the latest acts of the legislature and regulations that would enhance the medical cannabis market
* downsides in the medical marijuana marketplace
* an expansion of the number of medical conditions that are eligible to receive medical marijuana
* which group of licensees the NY regulators are trying to get to market next
* how MRTA is attempting to address the licensees who grow, yet have nowhere to sell their product

About Ellen Kessler

Ellen Kessler concentrates her practice in the area of health law. She assists healthcare clients in structuring business relationships and transactions to comply with federal and state laws including self-referral, anti-kickback and professional misconduct statutes. She advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and establishment of professional practices, employment and professional service relationships, establishment of management service organizations and their relationships with health care providers, establishment and transfers of Article 28 and Article 36 facilities, HIPAA compliance, and regulatory and professional licensure issues under state and federal law.

She also advises clients on employment agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, management agreements, and professional service agreements. Her health care clients have included hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, management services organizations, independent practice associations, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, physical therapists, nurses and other health care practitioners.
A Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., she is a member of the firm’s Health Law Department, bringing special expertise as both an experienced attorney and a registered nurse.

Ellen was selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020 and 2021.She has written and lectured extensively on various health law matters, including the Stark Law, New York’s I-STOP Prescription Monitoring Program Law, the Surprise Medical Bill Law, the sale of dental practices, and numerous COVID-19 related issues.
She has also authored chapters for the Legal Manual for New York Physicians, a collaboration between the New York State Bar Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, which is a valuable resource to physicians on the many legal and regulatory requirements that affect the practice of medicine.

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About the Cannabiz New York Podcast

The Cannabiz New York podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at the cannabis business. Two recognized leaders in the industry tell all, Elizabeth Kase, Esq. and Hon. Jerry Kremer, from the law firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek.

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