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APRIL 4, 2020   9am - 5pm  


Tayo Atanda

Attorney, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLC

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This Live activity, Medical Cannabis and Dental Care, with a beginning date of 04/04/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to   6.25 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity



The purpose of this CME is to provide an overview of medical cannabis within the current legal framework in the United States.  At least 33 States have now legalized medical cannabis with over 3 million registered state-legal patients.  This number is projected to increase over the next few decades as patients are increasingly relying on cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceuticals in treating their ailments.

More than ever, it is critical for physicians, dentist and healthcare professionals to understand the impact of medical cannabis on their patients and create a mechanism to effectively communicate with their patients who are cannabis users. This course will address several key regulatory, clinical and communication issues facing physicians, dentists and healthcare professionals when discussing the medical use of marijuana with their patients.



Better knowledge on the current legal and regulatory framework for medical
cannabis in the US


Develop tools to eliminate barriers in communications 


Effective communication with patients on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes

Saturday, April 4, 2020  9am - 5pm     Lunch and refreshments are provided.



Tayo Atanda is an attorney at the law firm of Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville, TN.  Tayo focuses on regulatory compliance and licensing relating to the hospitality industries. He represents hotels, hotel management companies, multinational retail companies, and manufacturers and distributors of liquor, beer, wine, CBD and Cannabis. In addition, Tayo advices his clients on a variety of contractual matters, including negotiation and drafting of hotel management agreements, lease agreements,  licensing agreements and financing documents. He also has extensive experience with helping his clients pass special legislations for their business operations in Tennessee. Tayo also assists start-ups and emerging companies in LLC formation, reviewing and drafting and evaluating contracts, non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements.


Tayo played a key role in assisting more than 250 local and national grocery stores when legislation permitting the sale of wine in Tennessee grocery stores took effect in 2016. He also assisted several hemp growers, processors and distributors when legislation permitting the growing and processing of Hemp took effect in Tennessee in 2018.

Tayo is a native of Nigeria and migrated to the U.S. in 2000. He attended college at Tennessee State University and received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Tayo has a passion for education and the Arts. He currently serves on the board of several non-profit organization including, Tennessee College Access and Success Network (Board Chair), Family and Children’s Services, Southern Word, Centennial Park Conservancy and the Oasis Center.

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