This session will provide you with practice and practical advice on how to conduct due diligence on an IP portfolio in various types of transactions. The panel will identify top diligence issues so you can spot them in the next transaction you handle, and we'll discuss how to address them.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, there are now two distinct commercial industries: pharmaceuticals / wellness and industrial. In the pharmaceutical and consumer wellness areas, there is an explosion of innovation and new products. In the industrial market, there is increasing interest in light of sustainability and carbon capture considerations.
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.
Focusing on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE), and the States Reform Act (SRA), our panelists will discuss how these proposals would change how the the relevant agencies (such as USDA, FDA, TTB, and PTO) regulate the cannabis sector.
Two DC insiders, Saphira Galoob, Managing Director of the Liaison Group, and Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, will discuss a bird's-eye view of Democratic and Republican approaches to federal cannabis reform.
While jurisdictions such as Canada have given us a glimpse into some of the legal issues faced by a country choosing to legalize federally, other models have since emerged. What are these new jurisdictions? What do they have in common? What legal issues are they facing? Join us for a showcase of other countries who have recently “emerged” to join the global adult use, therapeutic, and industrial hemp markets.
In this CLE, you will learn about best practices and how to avoid common pitfalls in the rules of professional conduct. The panel will also provide an update on current proposals growing out of the attorney-as-gatekeeper discussion.