In this practical webinar, you will learn about the unique issues presented by the conflict between the legalized use of cannabis in certain states and its federal illegality. Among other things, you will receive instructions regarding best practices in drafting contracts for the cannabis industry to protect against these risks

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify cannabis illegality and risk
  • Differentiate between the types of contracts entered in the cannabis industry
  • Anticipate enforceability issues unique to contracts in the cannabis industry
  • Define the importance of choice of law provisions
  • Draft clauses to terminate contracts in the event the other party loses its permit or license or is sanctioned or suspended by the cannabis regulatory authorities
  • Create contracts which encompass or allow for changes in cannabis regulations
  • Incorporate termination or amendment provisions for changes in federal law enforcement priorities
Faculty Member
Kathryn McCall
Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Kathryn McCall is a partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP. She advises start-ups and well-established businesses on a wide variety of corporate and other legal matters, including all aspects of the business life cycle from the initial structuring and formation of the business to financing that business. Ms. McCall assists businesses in the cannabis industry with developing the necessary infrastructure and organization to succeed, while remaining in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory framework burdening the industry. She creates a strategic and coordinated approach to not only business structuring, organizational, and regulatory matters, but also intellectual property, tax, estate planning, and business and criminal litigation issues. Ms. McCall is a speaker and mentor at Draper University, advising budding entrepreneurs regarding the legal aspects of starting and running a business.

Faculty Member
Jeffrey Gard

Jeffrey Gard is a lawyer focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, and marijuana business matters. He has litigated hundreds of cases, many through trial, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Gard also successfully litigated and argued cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. He is a Colorado native and a Cum Laude Philosophy graduate from the University of Colorado.

Faculty Member
Nicole Neubert

Nicole Howell Neubert is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. Her experience advising hundreds of successful cannabis operators through the corporate, transactional, and regulatory dynamics of California’s complex market illustrates her dexterity across legal and strategic arenas. Ms. Neubert’s incisive, analytical approach provides her clients with the tools and confidence they need to navigate a rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment. Ms. Neubert received her BA from Fairfield University, and her JD from the University of California.

Faculty Member
Katy Young
Ad Astra

As a Managing Partner within Ad Astra, Katy Young focuses on Partnership Disputes, Business Litigation, Computer Fraud & Abuse, and Real Estate/Construction Law. Ms. Young is regularly sought out for his expertise in emerging fields, such as the cannabis industry. Katy Young received her BA from the University of the Pacific, and her JD from the University of San Francisco.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
AK 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
AR Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
AZ 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CO 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
CT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
DE 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
FL 2 General
On-Demand/Recording
GA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
HI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ID 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
IN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
KS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
KY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
LA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ME 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MO 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
MS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
MT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NC 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
ND 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NE 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NH 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NJ 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
NM 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NV 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OH 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OK 2 General
On-Demand/Recording
OR 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
PA 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
RI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
SC Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
TN 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
TX 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
UT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
VA Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
VT 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WA 1.5 Law and Legal Procedure
On-Demand/Recording
WI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WV 1.8 General
On-Demand/Recording
WY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording

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