Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Law - A 2 Part Course

Date: July 6 2020 CLE Credits: 3 General

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Rebroadcast - July 6, 2020

  • 10:00-1:30pm PST / 11:00-2:30pm MST / 12:00-3:30pm CST / 1:00-4:30pm EST

Course Description

This program was recorded on March 12, 2020

This is a 2 Part course.

Part 1 - Cannabis laws across the nation are rapidly evolving. While cannabis remains a controlled substance under federal law, California is part of a growing number of states that have legalized cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, leading to explosive growth of cannabis-related businesses. Using California as its state-level focus, this CLE course will provide participants with a solid understanding of the current framework of laws and regulations (at the federal, state and local levels), and the many challenges facing new licensees in the regulated framework.

Part 2 - It’s no secret that the hemp and CBD industry is growing rapidly. With the recent proliferation of hemp and CBD products in mainstream U.S. markets, more and more opportunistic entrepreneurs are looking to break into the hemp or CBD markets. However, underpinning the industry is a complex web of rapidly evolving laws and regulations at the federal and state level, many of which are in conflict. Moreover, much of the legal framework that will eventually control the industry has not yet been fully implemented and is rolling out in “real time” month by month as the industry grows. In this CLE course, participants will be provided with a solid understanding of the legal foundations that impact the industry, as well as practical insights to representing clients in these new markets.



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  • Alexa Steinberg
    Alexa is one of LA’s premier cannabis business attorneys. With a focus on licensing and compliance, Alexa advises operators, brands, landlords and investors on a variety of business and legal issues. Alexa helps clients navigate the intersection between state, local and federal law, structure their business and apply for licensure. Her repertoire spans from general business strategy, licensing, compliance and defense to business transactions, and investment. Alexa is a dedicated attorney who is intuitive, result oriented, and quick on her feet to navigate the complexities of this quickly developing and changing industry with out of the box thinking.

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    Meital Manzuri
    Meital Manzuri, recently named as one of the top cannabis attorneys nationwide, has dedicated her entire career to cannabis law. Meital was one of the first cannabis attorneys in Los Angeles, and has earned a prominent reputation for her dedication to excellence. As the managing partner, Meital’s practice areas include deal structuring and strategy in light of cannabis licensing issues, obtaining new licenses, advice and counsel for regulatory compliance, corporate formation and governance, early-stage growth financing, sales and acquisitions, IP licensing, commercial transactions, best business practices and defense. Meital prides herself as not only running a firm that has become a pillar for legal resources and education for the cannabis industry, but also a progressive model for the community.

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    Michelle Mabugat
    Michelle is one of the brightest legal minds in L.A.’s cannabis industry. Known as a caring yet tenacious advocate and a strategic out-of-box thinker, Michelle has handled a wide variety of cannabis-related matters, ranging from criminal defense at both the state and federal level, to closing large, complex and innovative corporate transactions. Backed by 9+ years of dedicated cannabis experience, Michelle regularly advises licensed operators, brands, ancillary businesses, landlords and investors on a variety of legal issues including corporate formation and governance, licensing and compliance, commercial contracts, IP protection, capital raising, joint ventures, stock and asset purchases, M&A-related due diligence, best business practices and defense.

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      • 3 General Credits
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    1. Part 1 ● Ethical issues/implications of representing clients in the cannabis industry ● Federal, state and local conflicts in regulating the cannabis industry ● An overview of California’s Medical and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act ("MAUCRSA") and the state licensing process ● The importance of local licensing ● The role of private equity and venture capital in providing financing to cannabis-related, start-up businesses ● Tax issues ● Banking concerns ● Intellectual property issues ● Real estate acquisition and landlord-tenant issues that arise for cannabis-related businesses operating under commercial leases ● Federal criminal laws and prosecution under the Trump Administration
    2. Part 2 ● An overview of the 2018 Farm Bill and what it means for hemp businesses ● Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD ● Different issues facing the farmer, the biomass processor and the retailer ● FDA guidelines on CBD and keeping up with recent changes ● The Investigational New Drug (IND) preclusion within the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act ● Isolate vs. broad or full-spectrum extract - What is the difference? ● The manner in which states are regulating CBD within their borders ● Federal regulation surrounding the labeling, manufacturing and marketing of CBD products ● Banking considerations ● IP protection for Hemp and CBD products ● CBD and Hemp - what to expect moving forward

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