The Business of Cannabis in 2020

Date: June 18 2020 CLE Credits: 2 General

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Live Webcast - June 18, 2020

  • 10:00-12:15pm PT / 11:00-1:15pm MT / 12:00-2:15pm CT / 1:00-3:15pm ET

Course Description

Cannabis laws are changing at a rapid pace across the United States. These rapid changes, along with the complexities of representing federally illegal business, can make legal representation challenging and confusing. This course will bring you up to speed on the ever-evolving legal framework governing cannabis businesses, as well as the key issues cannabis businesses face, tips for legal practitioners, and what’s on the horizon for this industry.   

This course is for all lawyers, even those without a background in cannabis business law. Our speaker will provide legal practitioners background for practicing in this field and share her experience in representing cannabis businesses—the good, the bad, and the ugly—along with common pitfalls and strategies for success.



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  • Tisha Black
    Tisha Black is the Managing Partner at Black & LoBello. Tisha Black, a native Las Vegan, is a Real Estate and Corporate lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Nevada since 1996. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Black & LoBello. Ms. Black practices primarily in the areas of complex corporate and real estate transactions. Her focus includes finance, corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, real property purchases and sales, real property entitlement, development and construction, finance and foreclosure. She has worked on various legislative committees and working group that have been instrumental in changes to laws and regulations impacting real estate both commercial and residential, foreclosures, and real estate agents. Ms. Black has been active in the state of Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. She has participated in the legislative process related to MME, as well as participated in working groups during the crafting of the MME Regulations. Ms. Black filed applications with the state of Nevada for Dispensaries, Cultivation, and Production. Each of her applications resulted in provisional certification for her clients. She is presently working with a number of MME clients (in each class of certification) regarding structure, establishment, financing, compliance and ongoing operations. She is also working with stakeholders and state authorities in the 2015 Nevada Legislative session to make necessary changes to the statutory scheme, establish good practices, define standards and refine existing protocols. She represents, and assisted in the establishment, of several trade associations related to MME including the Nevada Dispensary Association.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. An overview of the legal framework governing licensed cannabis businesses in the United States
    2. Distinguishing between hemp and marijuana
    3. Frequently encountered issues in owning and operating a cannabis business, including federal versus state issues, common suitability requirements, compliance, trademarks, advertising limitations, as well as funding, tax, and winding up considerations
    4. A discussion of common cannabis contract provisions, as well as key contract considerations for ownership changes, operating agreements, management services agreements, and real estate contracts
    5. A glimpse into the business of representing cannabis businesses from the lawyer’s perspective and how it can impact your law practice
    6. What’s on the horizon for this industry
    7. Interactive Question and Answer session

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