WSBA Webinar: Counseling Your First Cannabis Client

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Hosted by the Washington State Bar Association, this presentation will provide attorneys with an overview of some key, current topics related to cannabis law. The presentation is designed to help lawyers identify issues during the course of representing clients in the cannabis industry.

The first session will offer an introduction to the legal framework of cannabis regulation, with particular emphasis on federal-state tension, and will delve into the intellectual property issues faced by cannabis companies.

In the second session, we will consider how cannabis considerations impact corporate transactional work, including M&A, traditional lending, and venture capital.

The final session will cover the international dimensions of cannabis law, including import and immigration restrictions. Please find the schedule below:


8:10 a.m. Webcast Lobby Opens
8:25 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Introduction to Key Cannabis Legal Issues

What is the substance of the significant tension among
state and federal laws surrounding marijuana as a controlled
substance? How has hemp changed the cannabis business
landscape? What is the legal status of cannabinoids like THC,
CBD, and other emerging variants? What is the current state of
Washington’s marijuana and hemp industries?

9:30 a.m. Financing, Transaction Structures, and Intellectual Property

What are the challenges inherent

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