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This program was recorded on September 25, 2020
Cannabis is regulated unlike any other substance on the planet. Conflicts between international, federal, state and local laws create unique issues for businesses that operate in the cannabis industry as well for businesses and professionals that service these entities, such as attorneys. This course will provide an overview of the fundamental legal issues faced by cannabusinesses and discuss potential obstacles in seeking relief from the courts in the event of a dispute involving a cannabusiness. This course will discuss recent significant decisions from federal and state courts involving challenges to cannabis licensing decisions as well as other litigation involving businesses operating in the cannabis space. Practice tips for mitigating potential issues before litigation arises will be discussed.
Ari H. Gerstin
Ari H. Gerstin concentrates his practice on complex litigation, class actions, and regulatory matters. He prosecutes and defends litigation in state, federal, and administrative courts on behalf of large retail operators, insurance companies and other regulated entities, companies involved in the cannabis and hemp industries, as well as other national and local companies and individuals. Ari also assists companies and individuals in their dealings with federal, state, and local authorities.
Jonathan S. Robbins
Jonathan Robbins represents public and private companies and individuals in complex regulatory and litigation matters in the financial services and regulated substances sectors. His experience encompasses investigations and administrative and enforcement proceedings brought by federal, state, and self-regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Florida Attorney General’s Office, Florida Department of Financial Services, and Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. He is a go-to resource for broker-dealers and registered persons in securities-related cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as in FINRA arbitration proceedings addressing both customer and sector disputes.
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- Overview of General Principles of Federal and State Regulation of Cannabis Companies
- Review of Recent Significant Litigation Involving Licensure and Regulation of Cannabis Businesses in State Courts III. Review of Recent Significant Litigation Involving Licensure and Regulation of Cannabis Businesses in the Federal Courts
- Review of Recent Significant Regulatory and Enforcement Proceedings against Cannabis Businesses
- Practice Tips for Mitigating Potential Litigation Issues When Dealing With Participants in the Cannabis Industry