Evolving cannabis product risks have the potential to result in enormous future liability for which cannabis and hemp companies are currently unprepared. This session will clarify those risks and discuss how embracing a mix of legal reform, policy changes and adoption of traditional risk management principles may prevent future product risk issues from damaging market sustainability.
To successfully navigate a government investigation of a licensed cannabis client, an attorney needs to assess which government agency (or agencies) is conducting the investigation, what are the potential outcomes, and what conflicts of interest may exist – all while taking in information in real time and often dealing with stressed clients. Any attorney may need to conduct an internal investigation at the same – and consider when to step aside and call in an expert. This panel will discuss responding to subpoenas, dealing with evolving disciplinary rules, respecting the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of individuals, and properly providing Upjohn warnings.
Please join Shane Pennington (Counsel, Vicente LLP) as he discusses various aspects of Impact Litigation & the Changing Terrain in the legal cannabis market. This course’s topics will include: the current state of play, historical precedent that got us into the situation we are in today, and what the future may hold.
This program will address current trends in cannabis securities litigation. Participants can expect to receive information on a variety of cannabis-related securities cases, including the most recent of such cases, which was filed in April 2022. Participants will learn about the current strategies taken in securities actions through cases at varying stages of litigation.
Upon completion of this program, participants should expect to be able to identify common causes of action levied against cannabis-related entities and strategies those entities can implement to mitigate risk.
From patents and plant breeder’s rights, to trademarks and trade secrets, participants will learn how to approach the evolving practice of cannabis IP across several illustrative jurisdictions including Germany, Canada and the United States.