David is the author of the “Cannabis Courtroom” column which appears bi-weekly in the electronic High Times newsletter and on their website.
November, 2015 – Sullivan County Bar Association, Guest Speaker, “The State of Marijuana Law in New York State”.
July, 2015 – Commentary, Mother Jones Magazine, Schatz, Bryan,
“Waiting To Die In Prison – For Selling A Couple Of Bags Of Pot” http://m.motherjones.com/
April, 2015 – Interview, Time Warner Cable News – Civil RICO Case - “Real Estate Developer Accused Of Racketeering In Sullivan County” http://www.ny1.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2015/04/14/lawsuit-filed-against-real-estate-developer.html
October, 2014 – Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, “Marijuana: Legalize, Decriminalize, or Penalize? A Contemporary Cannabis Query”, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAQ71Cxnla4
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Newsday/News 12 Long Island Exclusive Video Interview, “Cash Crop: Marijuana in Long Island” – video bottom right
April, 2014 – Panel Moderator, “The Future of Legalization”, U.S. Cannabis Cup, Denver, Colorado
February, 2014 – Lecturer, Cannabis Career Institute, New York City
January, 2014 – “Inside Obama’s Clemency Plan For Drug Prisoners” http://www.hightimes.com/read/inside-obamas-clemency-plan-drug-prisoners
September, 2013 – Panelist, High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup, Seattle, Washington
May, 2013 – Interview, Huffington Post: “Marijuana Magazines Scrutinized In Colorado, May Be Treated Like Porn”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/pot-mags-scrutinized-in-c_0_n_3202898.html
NOTE: High Times, as lead Plaintiff, successfully challenged the State of Colorado and Governor Hickenlooper in forcing the legislature to rescind as unconstitutional that portion of the law cited in the article above that required that marijuana related publications be sold in marijuana only shops or from behind the counter of other shops frequented by patrons under the age of 21.
May, 2013 – Interview, Alaska Dispatch: “America: What’s More Harmful, Pot Use or Incarceration?” http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130522/america-whats-more-harmful-pot-use-or-incarceration
April, 2013 - Panel Moderator, High Times 1stU.S. Cannabis Cup, “Federalism and Supremacy of the Controlled Substances Act in light of medical and legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado”, Denver, Colorado.
March, 2013 – Panelist, Cardozo Law School – “The War on Drugs – Working Towards a Ceasefire” Symposium, hosted by The Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal. David lectured on the subject of the US Constitution, the Supremacy Clause, and nullification of the federal Controlled Substances Act by state sanctioned medical and recreational marijuana laws.
February, 2013 – Quoted, Bloomberg News/New York Newsday: “Medical Marijuana Law in New York Idles, as Dems Push To Revive, Overhaul Program”. http://newyork.newsday.com/news/health/medical-marijuana-law-in-new-york-idles-as-dems-push-to-revive-overhaul-program-1.4679306
November, 2012 – “Petition For Clemency For Five Elderly Petitioners From Life Without Parole Sentences For Marijuana” http://norml.org/pdf_files/brief_bank/petition_for_clemency.pdf
November, 2012 - Radio Interview – WEDG, Buffalo, New York. Discussion of why there are no voter based intiatives in New York State involving medical marijuana or legalization. http://www.wedg.com/goout.asp?u=/article.asp?id=2570073
December, 2012 – Interview – Bloomberg Business Week News: “NY Tightens Restrictions On Illegal Ivory Trade” http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-12-28/ny-tightens-restrictions-on-illegal-ivory-trade
June, 2012 – Commentary – Albany Times Union: “Bureacracy Stalls Medical Marijuana.” http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Bureaucracy-stalls-medical-marijuana-3639647.php#page-1
August, 2010 – Commentary – Albany Times Union – “Pot Smuggling Case and Federalism Argument” discussing challenge to Schedule I classification of marijuana under federal Controlled Substances Act. http://blog.timesunion.com/crime/pot-smuggling-case-and-the-federalism-argument/5723/
April, 2010 – Panelist, New York City, “The Marijuana Conference”. David lectured to venture capitalists and hedge fund managers about the legal trends involving medical marijuana.
March, 2008 – Commentary – Broward and Palm Beach Times: “The Muscle Men: Inside the ‘Rejuvenation Centers’ at the Heart of the Nation’s Largest Illegal Steroid and HGH Operation” http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-03-13/news/the-muscle-men/full/
November, 2007 – Interview – New York Daily News: “Clinic: Stop Leak of Names Linked To Alleged Steroid Use” http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/clinic-stop-leaks-names-linked-alleged-steroid-article-1.257116
April, 2007 – Above The Law blog – Report on Charney vs Sullivan & Cromwell http://abovethelaw.com/2007/04/brokeback-lawfirm-a-substantive-report-on-the-hearing/