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.
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.
A practical guide on pointers and pitfalls in crafting ADR clauses in contracts to save your clients time and money. The panel will discuss everything from choice of law, venue selection, arbitrator qualifications, "cooling off" and mediation requirements, discovery provisions and appellate options.
This panel will provide real life practical solutions to the question the cannabis industry faces: how do we level the playing field in a highly regulated, highly competitive industry? We will discuss how to practically implement social equity efforts beyond what states and municipalities have been offering and discuss recommendations for federal legalization.
Those already in the cannabis industry and those looking to get into it will get a chance to learn more about newest adult-use markets in the country, how they compare to one another, and what we can anticipate as these new opportunities take shape.
After becoming a cannabis lawyer, you need to ensure you are an ethical one. Learn from our panelists about the issues they confronted as soon as they entered cannabis practice, and what they never expected.