6-Hour Program

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The cannabis industry continues to grow quickly, as does the legal industry supporting it. Firms of all sizes and attorneys in various practice areas are being asked to offer counsel and advice on regulatory compliance, large-scale disputes, national and international expansion, complicated corporate structures, and the development of domestic and global intellectual portfolios--all while managing the risk involved with operating a business that is still federally unlawful. You will learn about the legal landscape in the cannabis industry, what's hot in today's cannabis legal sector, litigation issues, and how best to develop a strong intellectual property portfolio.  This program also has groundbreaking sessions on ethics and substance abuse. If you are considering serving cannabis clients or already do, this is a must-attend event on the legal and business issues you will confront every day.

What You Will Learn

• Understanding the current cannabis landscape—in California, state-by-state in a national comparison, and global expansion.
• Understanding the latest developments in this practice area – cannabinoid distinctions, SPAC’s and acquisitions.
• Understanding the distinction between substance use and abuse, and how it affects attorney competence.
• Examining the intellectual property landscape and learning how an industry that is still federally unlawful can develop a deep and protectable intellectual property portfolio.
• Examining what litigation and disputes look like in this industry and considering alternative dispute resolutions and alternatives to trial.
• Understanding ethical considerations behind representing a cannabis client.

Special Features

Ethics—much needed credits and an understanding of what it means to serve this industry.
Substance Abuse—understand the difference and legal policy shift behind cannabis use and unlawful use, and how substance abuse generally affects attorney competence.

Who Should Attend

Any attorney who is or plans to serve a cannabis client and/or beverage law counsel. This program would benefit any regulatory compliance attorney serving any industry.

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