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Global Perspectives of Legalization

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Cross Border Markets & Commerce |  Regulatory
Tamar Todd |  Steve Fox |  Carlos Allan Malacara Cano |  Sandra Gogal
58 Minutes
Audio and Video
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What happens when a movement becomes an industry? We’ll identify the spectrum of legalization – the many forms, and reasons that lead to commercial, regulated marijuana and industrial hemp industries around the world. While there are advantages and disadvantages to different regulatory frameworks, ultimately there are four distinct policy lanes that serve as the common denominator for supply chain and global commerce. 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.



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Tamar Todd's Profile

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Legal Director

New Approach PAC

Tamar Todd is an experienced attorney with expertise in policy advocacy, legislative drafting, statewide political campaign strategy, regulatory implementation, and non-profit management in the areas of drug law reform, cannabis law and policy, public health, and criminal justice. She is the former legal director of the Drug Policy Alliance, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing the organization’s legal work as it related to legislative drafting, policy advocacy, litigation, and public education in local, state and federal jurisdictions. She has a particular expertise in marijuana decriminalization, legalization, and regulation, and she co-authored several state and local ballot initiatives and statutes, including Amendment 64 in Colorado and Proposition 64 in California. She has advised the governments internationally on their efforts to legalize the production and distribution of marijuana, and she has testified in numerous legislative and government bodies in the United States and abroad on the issue of drug policy and the intersection of state and federal law. She serves as Vice-Chair of the California Cannabis Advisory Committee, which advises the California Bureau of Cannabis Control on the implementation of California’s marijuana legalization law.


Todd received her B.A. from the University of Vermont and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Emmet Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and she spent several years representing death row inmates as a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

Carlos Allan Malacara Cano's Profile

Carlos Allan Malacara Cano Related Seminars and Products

Trademarks & Litigation Attorney

Panamericana De Patentes Y Marcas

Carlos Allan Malacara is a senior associate at “Panamericana de Patentes y Marcas” (Mexico) and has been closely following Mexico’s progress towards the authorization of medical and recreational use of cannabis, which started around 4 years ago. He is well versed in the legal aspects that revolve around the plant’s legality and regulation in the country.


His practice began in 2009 and focuses on Intellectual Property, with expertise in the automotive, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, fashion, gaming, sports and technology industries, providing strategic trademark counseling to domestic and international clients including pre-filing stages, trademark clearance and classification of goods / services, specializing in prosecution, enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution proceedings.


Mr. Malacara co-launched last year the cannabis Law practice at “Panamericana de Patentes y Marcas” to support the needs of the industry in Mexico.


Education: Law degree (2010); postgraduate degree in Intellectual and Industrial Property (2014); Master’s Degree in New Technologies, Copyright and IP (2020). 


He is an active member of the AMPPI’s (Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) regulatory law, trademark and litigation committees.

Sandra Gogal's Profile

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Miller Thomson

Sandra is the Lead of Miller Thomson’s Cannabis Industry Group, consisting of approximately 60 lawyers, specializing in all aspects of the cannabis supply chain. She is recognized as one of the firm’s leading cannabis lawyers in the areas of regulatory compliance and licensing. Sandra routinely provides legal and strategic advice to local and national companies with respect to setting up and developing cannabis operations in Canada. Sandra has acted on several large and well-publicized public offerings in the Canadian cannabis industry and has assisted clients with  navigating the Cannabis regulatory landscape at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

She has an in depth understanding of the issues facing cannabis entrepreneurs and investors and has provided advice and guidance to clients with respect to licensing for cultivation, production and sale, import and export of medical and recreational cannabis as well as industrial hemp, CBD and other cannabis related products. She has also provided guidance and advice to banks, credit unions, insurance companies and transportation companies relating to the risks and challenges in doing business in the cannabis space. Sandra’s cannabis clients include large producers, manufacturers, retail operators and distributers doing business in Canada and seeking to import and export product. Sandra was recently retained to draft a medicinal cannabis framework for a Caribbean state allowing for the regulated possession and sale of cannabis as well as the expungement of criminal records. She is a frequent speaker on the Cannabis laws in Canada,  having spoken at cannabis conventions throughout Canada,  New York, Philadelphia, Berlin, Las Vegas , Jamaica and Israel.

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