Legal Considerations when Advising Marijuana / Cannabusiness Clients

webinar Legal Considerations when Advising Marijuana / Cannabusiness Clients

You Will Learn:

  • Current regulatory compliance structures (what federal enforcement looks like)
  • Medical vs. recreational marijuana and why it matters to clients
  • Caveat language to include in all client communications
  • Important banking laws that affect every cannabis-related business
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$365.00
 

Are lawyers ethically permitted to advise clients about marijuana-related business if it’s legal in their state but illegal under federal law?

Twenty-five states have legalized medical marijuana and recreational use has been approved in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington state, as well as in the District of Columbia. Revenue estimates range from $3 billion a year to more than $5 billion.

Yet, marijuana remains an illegal substance under federal law.

While this new industry needs lawyers, some firms have held back from advising cannabis-related businesses, due to concerns that working with them would damage their reputation or create ethical conflicts.

If your firm is considering representing cannabusinesses, (or already does) you don’t want to miss this practical, information-packed webinar.

Learning Objectives

In just 75-minutes, our expert faculty will review legal issues implicated in the sale and use of legal and medical marijuana, including:

  • Current regulatory compliance structures (what federal enforcement looks like)
  • Medical vs. recreational marijuana and why it matters to clients
  • Caveat language to include in all client communications
  • Important banking laws that affect every cannabis-related business
  • Additional legal considerations (criminal defense, contracts, tax, securities, municipal litigation, and real estate) for marijuana businesses
  • Firm malpractice insurance considerations
  • Ethics and cannabis (relevant ABA and state bar ethics opinions and rules)
  • Typical barriers to entry for licensees/registrants

Product ID: 6532

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the exclusive guide, Marijuana in the Workplace: Employer Guidelines for Navigating the Legal Haze of Medical and Recreational Use – a $247 value – absolutely FREE!

This essential guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge of how to mold your organization’s hiring, drug testing, disciplinary, and safety policies to be compliant and properly documented.

  • Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know
  • Medical Marijuana and the Law
    • Us Department of Transport
    • Federal Contractors
    • Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Family Medical Leave Act
    • Recreational Marijuana
  • Marijuana In The Workplace
    • Medical Marijuana During Office Hours
    • Amendments to Work Tasks / Responsibilities and / or Employment Hours
    • Other Employees
    • Refusal of the Request
    • Legal Aspects
    • Right to Privacy
    • Discipline Issues
    • Multistate Employers
  • Sample Marijuana Policy
    • Introduction / Purpose/ Intent of the Program
    • Employees Covered By The Policy
    • Applicability
    • Prohibited Behavior
    • Disclosure
    • Unsafe Job Performance
    • Drug Testing
    • Consequences
    • Medical Marijuana Users
    • Recreational Use of Marijuana
    • Employee Confidentiality
    • Policy Enforcement
    • Employee Agreement
  • List of States that Have Legalized Medical Marijuana
  • List of States with Pending Legislation in 2015

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Faculty

Matthew R. Abel
Matthew R. Abel
Attorney at Law, Cannabis Counsel®, P.L.C

Matthew Abel has been a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan for 29 years, and is Executive Director of Michigan NORML.  Matthew founded Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., a five-attorney Detroit, Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases, providing both business advice and legal counseling as well as criminal defense in marijuana cases throughout Michigan. Since passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, the practice has rapidly grown to include not only business clients and issues, but also employment, drug testing, probation, family law, contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and other issues surrounding cannabis.

Continuing Education Units

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