Collections are never easy. Even the best clients won't stop by your office just to drop off payment for a job well done. But our ethics rules don't allow us to outsource collections to third parties the way that we may advise our clients to do so, and many courts are currently closed.
So, when we are all running up against economic hardship, how do we ensure that we are able to keep our own doors open and collect for work already completed.
Learn what is expected of you from the California Agencies, and use that as a template for your reopening no matter the jurisdictions. From providing PPE to social distancing, and spanning the obligations to your employees, customers, and the public at large, come to learn how to avoid liability and reopen safely and in accordance with the law.
Learn how to advise your clients to avoid additional scrutiny on the front end, how to prepare for an audit, and how to position your client for success post-audit. The panel will also take a look at novel state-level tax issues, such as a potency tax, and how that changes the bottom line for our clients.
Using the current regulatory landscape of CBD as a jumping-off point, this panel will explore this new market from a regulatory standpoint. We will discuss what these cannabinoids are and how they are likely to be used; whether they will encounter similar regulatory obstacles as CBD in coming to market; and whether we should continue to think of cannabinoids as a unified “block” for regulatory purposes,or if they will each have separate paths.
This panel will discuss the tactics states have adopted to keep people of color out of the industry along with resolutions. Attendees will leave the session knowledgeable about current equity policy impacts not only on retailers and indoor grow operations but rural communities of color.
This panel will discuss, among other things: (i) the goals of implementing solid corporate governance infrastructure including transparency, equity among shareholders, and maintaining the integrity and legitimacy of a cannabis company in particular; (ii) the importance of advising clients about best practices for effectively maintaining and enforcing corporate governance systems by, including, but not limited to, adhering to the often-overlooked federal guidelines from the United States Sentencing Commission; and (iii) the importance of implementing corporate governance controls and policies during a company’s infancy; and (iv) lessons learned from high-profile cannabis companies whose poor corporate governance practices had a damaging impact, including companies like Namaste Technologies.
Hear from the panel about what “also advise” means in practice, including what federal laws are considered “related,” how to determine if federal law “conflicts” with what your client seeks to do, and how to ensure you have adequately advised your client to comply with the new Rule 1.2 provision.
This panel seeks to get to the bottom of the IFR and what it means for the hemp CBD industry currently and in the future. We may also touch on the intersection of USDA and FDA authority to regulate hemp-derived CBD products.
Join us for an update - from the comments that INCBA has submitted to the CDFA on behalf of the industry, to the most important aspects of the regulations, and what is necessary to make appellations of origin a functional tool for consumer education and choice in the cannabis industry.
This panel will address current and emerging challenges surrounding such methods and new products from the business, legal, and regulatory perspectives. Topics will include the vaping crisis, regulation of novel delivery systems, hardware inputs and related supply chain matters, various approaches to the regulation of edibles, hemp, and hemp-derived CBD, and what the future may hold.
This panel will discuss the most relevant issues within this area and the best practices applied by leading practitioners in this field. The panel will provide an overview of financing opportunities and methods, timing for investments and other financing vehicles, and positioning your clients for responsible growth.
Take a look at how to shore up those international supply chain needs, the potential of interstate commerce under state-implemented Memoranda of Understanding, and the future of supply chain consistency in a post-legalized world.
We’ll cover where the power to regulate/enforce gets vested, and through which agency/agencies, how cannabis becomes legalized: whether through legislation, ballot measures, or litigation, and the COVID Impact: what an “essential” designation means for cannabis as a driver of international economic development.
This session will look at how an international supply chain for recreational cannabis products can be designed and how the enormous demand for products from legal markets can be satisfied. What conditions need to be created at the level of international law to make global trade possible? And what about import duties, safety standards and Intellectual Property?
With the 2018 Farm Bill well under our belts, and implementation of the USDA Rules well underway, let’s take a look at how the world is changing under the new regime. The sunset of the old administrative regimes left over from the 2014 Farm Bill and the rise of the 2018 Farm Bill regulations have created a new way to navigate the hemp industry. Join us to take a look at the terrain ahead.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of the best practices employed by lawyers and consultants in guiding businesses through these complicated applications, in particular how to assist one client in securing licenses in multiple states with varying qualification standards.
Many jurisdictions require applicants to engage in a competitive licensing process – and, as we all know, in a competitive process, there are winners and losers. Sometimes the winners don’t deserve to win, and sometimes the losers don’t deserve to lose. Take a look at how you can fight back when things don’t go your client’s way – from challenging the process to suing your jurisdiction, and everything in between.
Jeena Cho will cover resilience, work/life integration, and wellness in the workplace. Her area of expertise includes women’s issues, diversity, wellness, productivity, mindfulness, and meditation. Richard Carlton will be covering substance abuse and depression disorders. He will dive into the relation between practicing law and the mentality necessary to "succeed" at practicing law.
Of all white collar professionals in the United States, alcoholism and depression are most common among lawyers. And we serve an industry that makes an intoxicant more widely available than it has ever historically been. So, what does that mean for our own mental health and our own battles with substance abuse.
Join us for a discussion of patents, patent rights, limitations of patents, and alternatives for protection, from utility to Plant Patents and PVP. Additionally, the panel will delve into deposit requirements (availability to 3rd parties and timing of deposit), data- quality, scope (written description/enablement), and the dynamics for Plant Patent-Flexibility and data quality requirements, and patent enforcement.
This CLE will examine equity policy considerations on both the statutory level and the regulatory level, and will inform attorneys and non-attorneys alike what to look for when reading, drafting or recommending policy language, how to engage policy makers and shed light on equity successes, failures and pitfalls to avoid.