Federalism as a Path for Marijuana Legalization: The STATES Act

Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter


  • Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory & Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution

Recently Senators Corey Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the STATES Act, which amends the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act governing marijuana to whatever a state's marijuana laws might be. Professor Randy Barnett consulted with Senator Gardner and his staff on this two-page bill, assisted in its drafting, and defended the idea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. In this lunch talk, he will explain why this compromise between the current federal ban and complete legalization could chart a landmark course to increased reliance on federalism to address our most contentious economic and social policies.


  • $50 - General Admission
  • $35 - State, County, City Attorneys & Students Only

RSVP to: Lynn Warren, AT 702-331-3219 OR @ lvfedsoc@yahoo.com BEFORE July 10, 2018.

The Federalist Society, Las Vegas, Nevada Lawyers Chapter
c/o Kolesar & Leatham
400 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 400, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

*1 CLE Credit - 1 General Credit APPLIED FOR