Cannabis Business Law: Everything You Need to Know NOW!

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Course Description

Advise Your Clients on Regulatory Compliance, Licensing, and Taxation

With the overwhelming amount of marijuana business opportunities currently available, it's critical that you're current on pressing issues in compliance, financing, licensing, taxation, and more. Learn how to navigate this exploding and ever-changing practice area by attending this comprehensive marijuana business course - register today!

  • Hear the latest legal developments in marijuana business law.
  • Overcome issues regarding funding a marijuana business.
  • Guide your client through strict procedures and key challenges of licensing a marijuana business.
  • Detangle the confusing regulatory framework for recreational marijuana businesses.
  • Navigate the intricate taxation challenges for both medical and recreational marijuana businesses.
  • Examine ethical issues that are unique to the marijuana business law practice.


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  1. Federal Responses to Cannabis Laws
    10:00 - 10:40, Jeffrey Gard
    1. State Marijuana Laws and the Federal Government's Position
    2. Current Federal Enforcement Priorities
    3. Internal Guidelines
      1. Criminal Prosecutions
      2. Forfeiture
    4. Possible Legal Consequences Under Federal Law
  2. Recent Legislative Developments
    10:40 - 11:00, Jeffrey Gard
  3. Obtaining Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses
    11:15 - 12:00, Jean E. Smith-Gonnell
    1. Classes of Recreational Marijuana Licenses
    2. License Requirements
    3. Application and Appeals Process
    4. Preparing to File, Gathering Information
    5. Reporting Duties to the State Licensing Authority
    6. License Renewals
    7. License Transfers
  4. Recreational Marijuana Operational Considerations
    12:00 - 12:45, Jeffrey Gard
    1. Types of Marijuana Businesses - Key Considerations
      1. Retail Marijuana Stores
      2. Cultivation Businesses
      3. Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturers
      4. Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities
    2. Marketing Restrictions
    3. Quality Control and Testing
  5. Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Licensing and Procedures
    1:15 - 2:00, Jean E. Smith-Gonnell
    1. Medical Marijuana Licensing Procedures
      1. Classes of Medical Marijuana Licenses
      2. Key Application Procedures to Understand
      3. Prohibited Persons
      4. Licensing Restrictions
      5. Unlawful Financial Assistance
    2. Compliance with Licensing Laws
      1. Proving Patient Eligibility
      2. Patient Registration
      3. Other Vital Considerations
  6. Regulatory Compliance
    2:00 - 2:45, Jean E. Smith-Gonnell
    1. Zoning Requirements
    2. Security Regulations
    3. Labeling Rules
    4. Cannabis Disposure Protocols
    5. Inspections
  7. Current Rules and Issues Regarding Taxation of Marijuana Businesses
    3:00 - 4:00, Bruce T. Andersen
    1. Taxation Protocols for Medical Marijuana Businesses
    2. Taxation Protocols for Recreational Marijuana Businesses
    3. Current Tax Updates
    4. Business Cost Deductions and Other Issues with Federal Taxation
    5. Overcoming Banking and Funding Difficulties for Cannabis Businesses
  8. Ethics
    4:00 - 5:00, Jeffrey Gard
    1. Securing Licenses vs. Enforcing Rights of Licenses
    2. Advising on Business Operations
    3. Criminal Law Considerations
    4. Ownership of Cannabis Businesses
    5. Guarding Confidentiality
    6. Conflicts of Interests

Who Should Attend

This essential program on marijuana business law is for attorneys. It will also benefit accountants, business owners, and paralegals.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Niche Business

Training Course Summary: Cannabis Business Law: Everything You Need to Know NOW!

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