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The passage of Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) created an entirely new licensing and regulatory scheme that runs parallel to licensing and regulation of medical cannabis under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). To accurately advise clients in the business, or getting into it, it is important to understand the requirements and differences of both AUMA and MCRSA. This seminar will cover the new requirements of AUMA, the effect on MCRSA businesses, and the advantages and disadvantages of each scheme.

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Ethically Representing Cannabis Industry Clients

Representing clients in the cannabis industry presents a unique set of challenges. Attorneys in this field can draw the attention of law enforcement, and therefore must be careful not only of violating ethics rules, but of running afoul of the law. Veteran industry attorney Omar Figueroa will give you tips to help navigate the ethical and legal minefield of giving legal advice to marijuana industry clients.

Program Highlights:

  • Continuing tension between state and federal laws
  • Giving legal advice vs. acting as a business consultant
  • Limitations on involvement
  • Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct

This program is appropriate for all levels. Law area: Business Law; subtopic: Marijuana. Law area: Special Requirements; subtopic: Ethics.

AUMA for Marijuana Businesses

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) created an entirely new licensing and regulatory scheme that runs parallel to licensing and regulation of medical cannabis under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). To accurately advise clients in the business, or those getting into it, it is important to understand the requirements and differences of both AUMA and MCRSA. This seminar will cover the new requirements of AUMA, the effect on MCRSA businesses, and the advantages and disadvantages of each scheme.

Program Highlights:

  • New licensing requirements
  • Differences between MCRSA and AUMA
  • Effects of AUMA on MCRSA businesses
  • Choosing one licensing scheme vs. integrating both
  • Anticipating changes and challenges to the law

This is an intermediate-level program. Some experience with marijuana law is assumed. Law area: Business Law; subtopic: Marijuana.

Zoning and Land Use Regulation of Marijuana Businesses

Although marijuana sales of all kinds are becoming increasingly legal, the logistics of where to grow, manufacture, and sell marijuana products can still be challenging. Local ordinances can severely limit where a cannabis business can be located and what activities can take place. Join Melissa Sánchez for an overview of recent legal developments and a look at the treatment of recreational marijuana businesses, established under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), and medical marijuana entities established under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA).

Program Highlights:

  • AUMA or MCRSA?
  • Zoning Issues
  • Dealing with local ordinances and nuisance laws
  • Lease agreements
  • Landlord issues

This is an intermediate-level program. Some experience with cannabis law is assumed. Law area: Business Law; subtopic: Marijuana. Law area: Real Property; subtopic: Marijuana; subtopic: Land Use, Development, and Environment.

Criminal Prosecution and Defense of Marijuana Businesses

Although criminal prosecution of all marijuana crimes seems to be falling into disfavor, federal prohibition remains and legal gray areas abound. This program will cover recent legal developments and policy changes that might affect the criminal exposure of those in the marijuana industry both under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and prospectively under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

Program Highlights:

  • Current Department of Justice policies and priorities
  • Recent case developments
  • Vulnerabilities–tax evasion, money laundering, etc.
  • Effects of AUMA on defending and prosecuting business actors

This is an intermediate-level program. Some experience with cannabis law is assumed. Law area: Business Law; subtopic: Cannabis. Law area: Criminal Law; subtopic: Marijuana.

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