CLE Cannabis Symposium - Replay Denver

Febuary 2018
 
Learning Objectives:
 
You need to know—
 
- What’s Going on at the MED from Jim Burack
 
- The Challenges and Evolving Landscape of Being a Successful Enterprise in the Colorado Cannabis Industry from the CEO, Chief Legal Strategist and CFO of LivWell
 
- Navigating Cannabis, Politics, and the Law at the Intersection of Social Justice and Business from Wanda James, the first black woman in Colorado to own a dispensary
 
- The Most Recent Regulatory Developments from Bob Hoban, Esq.
 
- Appraisal Issues and Working with CPAs in the Cannabis Industry from Ron Seigneur, Program Chair
 
- The Most Recent Cannabis Cases from Jim Thorburn, Esq., and Richard Walker, Esq.
 
Don’t Miss the Closing Keynote Presentation!
 
The Federal Enforcement Landscape and Perspective
Presented by Robert Troyer, Esq., Interim United States Attorney for the District of Colorado
 
Program Description
 
According to Marijuana Business Daily [ITAL], despite falling cannabis prices and other U.S. states legalizing recreational marijuana, it took Colorado just eight months to reach $1 billion in retail marijuana sales in 2017 – a record clip for the state.
 
In 2016, by contrast, it took Colorado 10 months to hit the $1 billion sales mark.
 
The Denver Post [ITAL] reported that Colorado marijuana retailers had amassed $1.02 billion in combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August. In August itself, sales of flower, edibles, concentrates and accessories totaled nearly $137 million.
 
While Colorado has one of the oldest regulated cannabis markets in the United States, sales have yet to plateau. Earlier this year, the market was setting monthly records for sales even though wholesale cannabis prices were down 33%.
 
In July, the state also added post-traumatic stress disorder to its list of treatable conditions, giving a further jolt to medical marijuana sales.  
 
Whoopi Goldberg and her cannabis business partner have announced they will be expanding into Colorado.
 
A Colorado agricultural biotech that specializes in marijuana is paying a major California agricultural research university at least $150,000 to study the hemp genome in an effort to reduce the need for using pesticides and fertilizers on the plant. Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences said in a news release it reached an agreement with the University of California, Davis, “to advance understanding of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical uses.”
 
The marijuana industry shows no signs of slowing down, so you and your clients need to stay ahead of this cutting-edge industry.
 
This is a Symposium that you have to attend if you or your clients are involved in the marijuana industry—
 
REGISTER NOW!
 
 

Agenda
 
8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00am
Welcome and Introduction
 
9:10am
Various Functions of the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), Including Legislative and Regulatory Updates
Presented by James Burack, Director, and Dominique Mendiola, Deputy Director, Marijuana Enforcement Division, Colorado Department of Revenue, Lakewood, CO
 
10:00am
Networking Break
 
10:10am
The Challenges and Evolving Landscape of Being a Successful Enterprise in the Colorado Cannabis Industry
Presented by Dean Heizer, Esq., Chief Legal Strategist, and Mike Raisch, CFO, LivWell Enlightened Health, Denver, CO
 
11:00am
5 Things You Should Know: Navigating Cannabis, Politics, and the Law at the Intersection of Social Justice and Business
Presented by Wanda James, CEO, Simply Pure Dispensary, Denver, CO
 
11:50am
Lunch Break on Your Own
 
1:00pm
Colorado Continues to Lead the Nation in Evolving Cannabis Regulations
- New Packaging and Labeling Requirements
- Changes in Marijuana Testing Requirements
- Additions to Research Licensing
- New Employee Training Requirements to Include Quantity Limitations on Transfers to Consumers:
- Single transaction includes multiple transfers to the same consumer during the same business day where the retail marijuana store employee knows or reasonably should know that such transfer would result in that consumer possessing more than one ounce of marijuana
- One-ounce Equivalency: 8 grams of concentrate, or 80 ten-milligram servings are equal to one ounce of flower; non-edible, non-psychoactive products (lotions, patches) are exempt
- Inventory Management for Cultivators
- Transfers from Retail MJ Cultivation Facilities to Medical Research Facilities or to Pesticide Manufacturers
- SB 2016-40: One Year Out - Where We are and Where We are Expected to be (Highlight on Publicly Traded Company Regulations)
Presented by Robert Hoban, Esq., Hoban Law Group, Denver, CO
 
1:50pm
Appraisal Issues and Working with CPAs in the Cannabis Industry
Presented by Ronald Seigneur, ASA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CGMA, Managing Partner, Seigneur Gustafson LLP, Lakewood CO
 
2:40pm
Networking Break
 
2:50pm
Case Law Update on Marijuana Issues
Presented by James Thorburn, Esq.,ThorburnWalker LLC, Greenwood Village, CO
 
3:40pm
Closing Keynote: The Federal Enforcement Landscape and Perspective
Presented by Robert Troyer, Esq., Interim United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, Denver, CO
 
4:30pm
Adjourn       
Location Information
CBA-CLE Small Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
CBA Business Law Section Member $319.00
CBA Cannabis Law Committee Member $319.00
CBA Member $369.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $0.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $184.50
Non Member $399.00
  • General Credits: 7.00
  • Ethics Credits: 0.00
Start Date - End Date
March 14, 2018
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Event Location
CBA-CLE Small Classroom
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  • What’s Going on at the MED from Jim Burack and and Dominique Mendiola
 
  • Navigating Cannabis, Politics, and the Law at the Intersection of Social Justice and Business from Wanda James, the first black woman in Colorado to own a dispensary
 
  • Don’t Miss the Closing Keynote Presentation! The Federal Enforcement Landscape and Perspective Presented by Robert Troyer, Esq., Interim United States Attorney for the District of Colorado