6-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

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. This program will be followed by a happy hour with INCBA, details in Special Features below.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

• Understand the current cannabis landscape—in key states with regulated cannabis markets, the status and success of equity licensing programs across the United States, tax issues, and issues impacting multi-state operators. 

• Understand the latest developments in this practice area – hemp cannabinoids. 

• Understand the distinction between substance use and abuse, and how it affects attorney competence. 

• Examine the intellectual property landscape and learn how an industry that is still federally unlawful can develop a deep and protectable intellectual property portfolio. 

• Examine what litigation and disputes look like in this industry and consider alternative dispute resolutions and alternatives to trial. 

• Understand ethical considerations behind representing a cannabis client.

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. 

Special Feature(s): 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. 

Join us for our official post-program networking social hour from 6pm to 8pm at Zoe Cocktail Bar & Bites (579 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105). Give yourself a chance to talk about the subject matter, meet the PLI faculty, get to know the leadership of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA), and connect with other business attorneys serving the cannabis sector.

Complimentary admission for live program attendees, QR code will be displayed at the program to register.

Program Level: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced 

Prerequisites: None.

Advanced Preparation: None.


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