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TODAY: Free Webinar on California Cannabis Licensing and Compliance

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It’s TODAY. Don’t you dare miss it!

If you plan to pursue a California cannabis license or to work in any capacity with a California cannabis business, you should be sure NOT to miss today’s FREE webinar on what you need to know to ensure successful licensing and ongoing compliance with California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) rules.

From 12 to 1:15 pm, two of our Los Angeles-based cannabis attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Julie Hamill, and two of our San Francisco-based cannabis attorneys, Alison Malsbury and Habib Bentaleb, will give an overview of the recently issued emergency MAUCRSA rules governing medicinal and adult use cannabis licensing and operations in California.

The webinar will cover the licensing process for each license type, operational standards for all license types (including renewable energy requirements for cultivators), the 6-month “transitional” period for product and operations, major changes between the MCRSA and MAUCRSA rules, and key unknowns posed by the rules.

Go here to register.

And while you are at it, please check out and sign up for our free webinar on cannabis litigation, set for January 11. Click here to sign up for that.

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FREE Webinar on What You Need to Know Now to Get Your California Cannabis License on January 1: December 18, Starting at Noon

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Get ready for California cannabis licensing

If you are looking to get involved in California’s soon to be massive legalized cannabis industry, you do not want to miss our upcoming webinar, entitled, “What You Need to Know Now to Get Your California Cannabis License on January 1,” will be on Monday, December 18, from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Featuring two of Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles-based cannabis attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Julie Hamill, and two of our San Francisco-based cannabis attorneys, Alison Malsbury and Habib Bentaleb, this webinar will give listeners an overview of the recently issued emergency MAUCRSA rules governing medicinal and adult use cannabis licensing and operations in California. It will cover the licensing process for each license type, operational standards for all license types (including renewable energy requirements for cultivators), the 6-month “transitional” period for product and operations, major changes between the MCRSA and MAUCRSA rules, and key unknowns posed by the rules.

You can register for this free webinar here.

We will be taking audience questions before, during, and after the presentation. For logistical questions or to send questions to presenters in advance of the webinars, please email firm@harrisbricken.com.

We look forward to “seeing” you there.

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Lunch-Time Webinar Series: California Local Government, California MAUCRSA Licensing, and Cannabis Litigation

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Upcoming Cannabis Events

Over the next month or so, Harris Bricken will be putting on three lunch-time webinars relevant to starting and operating a cannabis business. All three will be from 12 to 1:15 pm Pacific Time.

The first of our webinars will be with Botec Analysis, a leading drug and crime policy research and consulting firm. This webinar, “Rights, Opportunities, and Responsibilities of California Municipalities Regulating Cannabis,” will be on Thursday, December 14. BOTEC’s Brad Rowe and Harris Bricken’s Hilary Bricken will discuss the legal and policy and regulatory issues California’s local governments need to know about MAUCRSA. To learn more about this webinar and to register for it, please go here.

Our second webinar, “What You Need to Know Now to Get Your California Cannabis License on January 1,” will be on Monday, December 18. Featuring two of Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles-based attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Julie Hamill, and two of our San Francisco-based attorneys, Alison Malsbury and Habib Bentaleb, this webinar will give listeners an overview of the recently issued emergency MAUCRSA rules governing medicinal and adult use cannabis licensing and operations in California. It will cover the licensing process for each license type, operational standards for all license types (including renewable energy requirements for cultivators), the 6-month “transitional” period for product and operations, major changes between the MCRSA and MAUCRSA rules, and key unknowns posed by the rules. You can register for this free webinar here.

On January 11, four of our cannabis lawyers from California, Oregon, and Washington will discuss both how to avoid cannabis disputes and how to prevail should you be involved in such a dispute. Will Patterson, John Mansfield, Hilary Bricken, and Vince Sliwoski will lead this webinar and they will cover the following topics:

  • The present state of cannabis litigation
  • Emerging trends in cannabis litigation
  • Disputes involving cannabis partnerships and other business entities
  • Intellectual property disputes involving cannabis
  • Cannabis product liability disputes
  • Federal law issues inherent in every cannabis case
  • Nuisance cases against cannabis businesses
  • Arbitrating and mediating your cannabis disputes
  • How disputes involving cannabis businesses differ from other disputes

To register for this free webinar, please go here.

All webinars will accept audience questions before, during, and after the presentation. For logistical questions or to send questions to presenters in advance of the webinars, please email firm@harrisbricken.com.

We look forward to having these discussions with you.

 

 

 

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Our SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum is TONIGHT

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IT’S TONIGHT

Our Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum is tonight (Thursday) so get your tickets now!

Our Los Angeles office will host this event, connecting top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries for learning and networking. We are expecting a full house — 250+ people.

The Forum will begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from Hilary Bricken on the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., Hilary will moderate a panel comprised of Alex Fang, Founder of Sublime CO2; Paul Henderson, CEO of Grupo Flor; Stephen Kaye, COO of Big Rock; Kenneth Berke, President of PayQwick; and Carlton Willey, our San Francisco-based securities and equity financing attorney.

The panel will delve into the following:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation and a cocktail networking session will follow the panel discussion and last until 9:30 pm. Food and drink will be provided.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust Hollywood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. We have held back a few tickets to sell at the door, but if you want to skip the line and be sure to get in, you should register in advance now!

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TOMORROW: SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum

California cannabis eventsDon’t miss tomorrow night’s Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum, a discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by Harris Bricken’s from our Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will connect top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday with a keynote from Hilary Bricken that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will moderate a panel comprised of Alex Fang, Founder of Sublime CO2; Paul Henderson, CEO of Grupo Flor; Stephen Kaye, COO of Big Rock; Kenneth Berke, President of PayQwick; and Carlton Willey, our own San Francisco-based securities and equity financing attorney.

Panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm. Food and drink will be provided.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust Hollywood. Doors open at 5:30 pm. We’ll have a few tickets at the door, but we expect this event to sell out just as we did a similar event in San Francisco so it’s best to register in advance!

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Don’t Miss: Cyber Monday Deal for the SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum!

 

On Thursday, November 30th, Harris Bricken will host a discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by our Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will connect top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from Hilary Bricken that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm. Food and drink will be provided and are included in the price of the ticket.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust Hollywood. Doors open at 5:30 pm. If you act now, you can get $10 off a single ticket (SOCALCIF10), $25 off of two tickets (SOCALCIF25), and $45 off of three tickets (SOCALCIF45). These coupon codes end at midnight on Cyber Monday. We expect this event will sell out just as our San Francisco one did, so don’t hesitate!

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Don’t Miss: Black Friday Deal for the SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum!

 

On Thursday, November 30th, Harris Bricken will host a discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by our Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will connect top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from Hilary Bricken that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm. Food and drink will be provided and are included in the price of the ticket.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust Hollywood. Doors open at 5:30 pm. If you act now, you can get $10 off a single ticket (SOCALCIF10), $25 off of two tickets (SOCALCIF25), and $45 off of three tickets (SOCALCIF45). These coupon codes end at midnight on Cyber Monday. We plan to sell out this event as we did in San Francisco, so don’t hesitate!

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Early Bird Pricing Ends TOMORROW For Our SoCal Canna Investment Forum so Get Your Tickets NOW

Among the hundreds of California cannabis events and conferences out there, I’ve come to find few offer much insight or even tips for investing in California’s cannabis industry and ancillary sector. Many of our California cannabis clients have been engaging in all kinds sophisticated hybrid equity and debt deals to put dollars into the hands of California cannabis operators and ancillary businesses as we head into licensing in 2018.

On September 28th of this year, our San Francisco office hosted our first California Cannabis Investment Forum, and it was a huge success. Not only did we sell out and have more than 250 people in attendance, those who attended really enjoyed it and many requested we do something similar in Los Angeles. Their reasons for wanting a similar event in Los Angeles ranged from wanting their SoCal people to be able to attend to wanting to hear what is happening in Southern California and to meet and network with cannabis industry operators and investors in our area. So, by popular demand from attendees and clients, we’re hosting another investment forum at the end of this month, but this time it’s in Los Angeles and with new panelists and a new moderator!

We hope you can join us on Thursday, November 30th for a discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by Harris Bricken‘s Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from me that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail (the food and a drink is included in the ticket price) networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust in Hollywood. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm. If you act now, you can get two tickets for $100. Early bird pricing ends at midnight tomorrow, so don’t wait to get your tickets!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join Us at Our SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum on 11/30!

Los Angeles Cannabis Investment Forum

Come to find out that among the hundreds of California cannabis events and conferences out there, not many actually offer much valuable insight or even tips for investing in California’s cannabis industry and ancillary sector. Many of our California cannabis clients have been engaging in all kinds of hybrid equity and debt deals to put dollars into the hands of California cannabis operators and ancillary businesses as we head into licensing in 2018.

In turn, on September 28th of this year, our San Francisco office hosted our first California Cannabis Investment Forum, and it was a huge success. Not only did we sell out, with more than 250 people in attendance, those who attended really enjoyed it and many requested we do something similar in Los Angeles. Their reasons for wanting a similar event in Los Angeles ranged from wanting their SoCal people to be able to attend to wanting to hear what is happening in Southern California and to meet and network with cannabis industry operators and investors in our area.

So by popular demand from attendees and clients, we’re hosting another investment forum at the end of this month. But this time it will be in Los Angeles and this time I will be the moderator.

Please join us on Thursday, November 30th, for an educational discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by Harris Bricken‘s Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from me that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will then moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Our panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. If you’d like to submit a question to the panel beforehand, please write to firm@harrisbricken.com. A cocktail networking session will follow the panel and will last until 9:30 pm.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust in Hollywood. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Early bird tickets are on sale now at $55, rising to $75 on November 16. Please go here for details and to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all our readers! We hope you have a safe and fun night.

Halloween is a great time to dress up as something spooky so we put together a short list of cannabis-themed costumes:

  • Cheech and Chong
  • Otto from the Simpsons
  • Towelie from South Park
  • Shaggy and Scooby Doo
  • Matthew McConaughey from Dazed and Confused
  • The Zig Zag Man

If you’re really hoping to give your friends a scare you could dress up as Jeff Sessions. All you need to do is buy a Keebler Elf costume and then toss on a suit and maybe a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Whether you dress up or not, we hope you enjoy the day.