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Cannabis in Interstate Commerce

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Business |  Cross Border Markets & Commerce |  Regulation law
Brandon Wyatt |  Phillip Neiman |  Marc Hauser |  Irina Dashevsky |  Chirali Patel |  Adam Smith
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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International Cannabis Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association, Cannabis Law Section Nonhemp cannabis is legal for cultivation, manufacture, sale and use under the medical programs of 36 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories. More than one-third of those jurisdictions also permit nonmedical or adult-use. Because nonhemp cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, it cannot be sold, transported or shipped across state lines, creating a patchwork of intrastate cannabis economies. In this 90-minute program, panelists will discuss a range of topics related to the interstate commerce ban, including licensee residency requirements adopted in many states (and associated litigation); the Dormant Commerce Clause; economic and social equity implications of closed markets; and the possibility of interstate compacts as a stopgap pending federal legalization. Speakers will also address the ban’s impact on medical patients and how pending legislation and post-legalization regulatory schemes may impact licensed operators and other industry participants.



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Brandon Wyatt's Profile

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Principal Attorney

Wyatt Legal & Consulting

Brandon Wyatt is a decorated army combat soldier and disabled veteran. He received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Maryland. Mr. Wyatt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Minority Cannabis Business Association and currently serves as the organization’s Secretary. His legal career has included drug and civil rights policy work at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, delivering both state and federal labor and employment representation, conducting investigations, writing final agency decisions, facilitating contract negotiation and interpretation, small business and entrepreneurial development, real estate development and management, ensuring compliance settlement/coordination within federal courts and administrative agencies and providing representation at arbitration.


In 2014, Mr. Wyatt and partners Todd Hughes and James Smaugh founded the Washington, D.C. firm EntreVation (Entrepreneurship + Innovation) to foster corporate social responsibility and advocate for veteran and minority access to medicine and business in the cannabis industry. The EntreVation team has sponsored and produced numerous events and classes and has met with federal and state legislators, business owners, representatives of law schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House and many others to discuss and advocate for equity in the industry.


Since 2016, he has been awarded multiple grants to assist the Maryland state cannabis program address diversity-related issues and has taught several state-funded cannabis applicant workshops as well as lectured for Patients Out of Time and the Weed for Warriors Project.

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Mediator & Arbitrator


Phillip Neiman, Esq., FCIArb is a mediator and arbitrator, specializing in the resolution of complex business and commercial disputes. He devotes much of his practice to securities and investment-related cases, including shareholder, partnership and M&A disputes, and has substantial experience resolving employment, insurance, intellectual property, professional liability and privacy tort cases. His subspecialties include fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency and cannabis sector disputes. Prior to establishing his ADR practice in 2004, Mr. Neiman spent a decade as CEO and General Counsel of a FINRA-registered investment bank. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), a J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Neiman hears cases nationwide.  

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Marc Hauser is a member of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, vice chair of the firm’s cannabis law team and one of the country’s leading cannabis attorneys. His two decades of experience advising clients and colleagues on billions of dollars of business transactions, both working in-house and at law firms, allow him to provide a macro, business-focused perspective to this fast-growing industry. Marc works closely with clients to balance risks and maximize optionality in a complex regulatory environment. His deep and broad base of connections throughout the cannabis (non-hemp and hemp) industry gives him access to an extensive knowledge base and skill set, benefitting clients and relationships. Marc dedicates his entire practice to the cannabis industry. His current clients include public and private single- and multi-state operators, market-leading ancillary businesses, real estate investment trusts, investment banks and other financial services providers, private equity funds and other investors, testing labs, cultivators, processors, and entrepreneurs. Marc also works closely across practice groups throughout the firm to provide counsel on the unique aspects of doing business with the cannabis industry. In addition, he provides perspectives on the cannabis industry through speaking engagements, being frequently quoted in trade and business publications, and his periodic newsletter, Cannabis Musings, which has delivered his unique take on industry activities since 2018. After starting out practicing corporate law, securities law, and capital markets finance, Marc joined Equity Group Investments (EGI), a private investment company founded by Sam Zell.  As associate general counsel at EGI for over 15 years, Marc advised on billions of dollars of complex investment and acquisition transactions across industries and asset classes. Marc’s transactional experience covers a broad range of industries and asset classes, including private equity and venture financings, acquisitions and dispositions, governance, restructurings and workouts, debt financings, real estate transactions (including acquisitions, financings, and leasing), and complex tax structuring. Marc received both his B.A. and J.D. from Northwestern University.

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Locke Lord LLP


Irina Dashevsky is a partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. A seasoned commercial litigator with extensive experience managing and resolving disputes throughout all stages of litigation, Irina concentrates her practice on advising clients in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. She regularly advises clients on legislative developments and legal issues associated with operating in the industry, including on topics ranging from obtaining state-level licenses in multiple jurisdictions to product labeling and marketing to developing appropriate internal policies and procedures. She frequently speaks and writes about cannabis-industry topics, is a Co-Editor of Locke Lord’s Cannabis Law Blog and was named to Law360’s Cannabis Industry Advisory Board for 2021. Irina’s litigation experience covers a wide range of areas, including insurance coverage defense, consumer finance defense, contract disputes, government contracts and regulation, gaming, real estate and complex mortgage foreclosures. Irina concentrates on representing financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits arising under a myriad of state and federal consumer protection statutes, including FCRA, FDCPA, TILA and the TCPA. She previously served as Deputy Finance Director for The Competence Group, a political consulting firm specializing in campaign finance strategy for elected officials and candidates at the local, state and federal level.

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Carella Byrne

Chirali Patel is an attorney with Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello in New Jersey, where she is part of the firm’s class action litigation group involved in complex matters across the country. Chirali devoted the early years of her career to serving the public, previously working for the County of Passaic, the City of Hoboken and the County of Bergen. Chirali received her Bachelor’s in Business Management from Rutgers University Business School in 2011 and her J.D. from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2015. She is currently an Executive Board Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee and is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association-NJ. She is also the founder of Blaze Responsibly.™️

Adam Smith's Profile

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Founder and President

Alliance for Sensible Markets

In a career spanning more than two decades, Adam has been sole or collaborative founder of a series of successful non-profits and public policy campaigns, has served on the boards of directors for statewide and national civic engagement organizations, led teams of nurses in collective bargaining negotiations across Oregon, lobbied members of Congress and state legislatures, advised non-profit and for- profit clients on a range of issues, and was a founding partner in a company bringing Pacific Northwest craft beer and artisan wine to Hawaii. In 1996, Adam launched the nation’s first online newsmagazine and syndicated radio news show focused entirely on domestic and international drug policy reform. In 1998, he conceptualized and launched the Higher Education Act Reform Campaign, which won back the right to federal financial aid for students with drug convictions. As part of the HEA campaign, he shepherded the founding of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the world’s largest student-led drug policy reform organization, now active in more than forty states and 25 countries, and recognized as an NGO at the United Nations. In 2002, Adam joined the founding board of directors of the Oregon Bus Project, and in 2004, helped launch the League of Young Voters, a national civic engagement organization working with young people of color. In 2006, Adam launched the Vote By Mail Project, which successfully expanded access to mail-in voting in multiple states, most notably moving Colorado to full vote by mail elections. Adam received his B.A. in Urban Studies from the City University of New York, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Adam’s writing on drug policy and civic engagement has appeared in more than 40 print and online publications, including REASON Magazine, The Guardian UK, Mother Jones Online, Alternet, and The Razorwire. He has also produced chapters for the books Busted; Stone Cowboys, Narco Lords, and America’s War on Drugs, (Mike Gray, Ed.), Drug Trafficking (Auriana Ojeda, Ed.) and How To Get Stupid White Men Out of Office (Billy Wimsatt and Adrienne Maree Brown, Eds.).



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