Since 2014, Americans For Safe Access’s annual State of the States report has assessed the strength of medical cannabis programs by assigning grades to each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The 2021 Americans for Safe Access State of the States Report will feature new report card formats and scoring that highlight key areas of medical cannabis policy that affect patient needs.
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.
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.
Social Equity: Social Equity and Justice for the Indigenous Community. This CLE will focus on social equity and social justice issues within the indigenous community. Speakers will discuss tribal sovereignty, federal and state recognized tribes and barriers to entry for indigenous tribes into the cannabis industry.
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.
In this session, hear from attorneys who are actively working on applications in the Garden State and with clients who are investing in New Jersey or otherwise gearing up for future submissions. Learn about unique-to-New Jersey license types, such as the “Conditional License,” enabling prospective operators to apply for a license without site control (subject to income restrictions), the “Micro-license,” a 2500 square foot facility for which there are no caps (subject to residency requirements), priorities in licensing, and creative opportunities to participate in the market distinct from ownership (via “Financial Source Agreement” or “Management Services Agreement”). Also learn about how the regulatory process is unfolding and how administrative delays are impacting the licensing process and accompanying operational timelines and legal transactions.
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.
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.