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Spotting Product Liability Issues for Marijuana Businesses

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Copyright Date:

June, 2015

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69591CDRA


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From Event: Spotting Product Liability Issues for Marijuana Businesses, held June 2015.

Program Description

Product liability is one of the largest new legal worries for the marijuana industry. It is essential for attorneys who advise cannabusinesses to factor in the latest product liability issues concerning packaging, third-party testing and more when advising clients. In this concise yet comprehensive overview of marijuana product liability, you will get the information you need to clarify the muddy waters surrounding this rapidly growing area of legal concern. No matter if you represent medical dispensaries, recreational retailers, manufacturers or growers, you are sure to obtain valuable knowledge that will benefit your clients - order today!

Course Content

  • Retailer Liability: Negligence, Strict Liability, Misrepresentation and Other Concerns
  • What Budtenders Can and Cannot Say About Dosage, Potency and Medical Efficacy
  • Mitigating Liability for Producers
  • Packaging, Appearance and Child-Proofing
  • Appropriate Warning Labels for Cannabis Products
  • Recognizing Liability Arising from Advertising
  • Proving Compliance with State and Local Regulations
  • Consumer Protection Act Liability
  • Personal Liability Avoidance Strategies for Cannabusiness Owners
  • The Importance of Product Liability Insurance
  • Including Product Liability Clauses in Contracts Between Manufacturers and Retailers

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 1.50AK06/26/2017
CLE 1.50AZ06/26/2017
CLE 1.50CA06/26/2017
CLE 2.00CO06/26/2017
CLE 1.50HI06/26/2017
CLE 1.50ID06/26/2017
CLE 1.50IL06/25/2017
CLE 1.50ME06/26/2017
CLE 1.80MO06/26/2017
CLE 1.50MP06/26/2017
CLE 1.50MT06/26/2017
CLE 1.50ND06/26/2017
CLE 1.50NH06/26/2018
CLE 1.50NM06/26/2017
CLE 1.50NV06/26/2018
CLE 1.50NY*06/26/2017
CLE 2.00OK06/26/2017
CLE 1.50OR06/26/2018
CLE 1.80VI06/26/2017
CLE 1.50VT06/26/2017
CLE 1.50WA06/26/2020
CLE 1.80WV06/26/2017
CLE 1.50WY06/26/2018

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Session Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Hilary Bricken

  • Retailer Liability: Negligence, Strict Liability, Misrepresentation and Other Concerns
  • What Budtenders Can and Cannot Say About Dosage, Potency and Medical Efficacy
  • Mitigating Liability for Producers
    • What is a Dose? What is a Serving?
    • Impurities: Fungus, Pesticides and Other Concerns
    • Proper Food Safety Equipment and Procedures
    • Third Party Testing and Certification of Cannabis Products
  • Packaging, Appearance and Child-Proofing
  • Appropriate Warning Labels for Cannabis Products
  • Recognizing Liability Arising from Advertising
  • Proving Compliance with State and Local Regulations
  • Consumer Protection Act Liability
  • Personal Liability Avoidance Strategies for Cannabusiness Owners
  • The Importance of Product Liability Insurance
  • Including Product Liability Clauses in Contracts Between Manufacturers and Retailers
    • Manufacturer Liability for Product Problems
    • Retailer Requirements to Notify Patients and/or Customers
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Indemnification for Legal Costs

HILARY BRICKEN is an attorney with Canna Law Group, a practice group of Harris & Moure, PLLC. Regarded as one of Washington State’s premier cannabis business attorneys, she helps cannabis companies of all sizes with everything from corporate structure and intellectual property protection to branding, licensing, and application of cannabis law. She has worked extensively with lobbyists and the Liquor Control Board (LCB) on I-502 implementation, Washington’s recreational cannabis law. In 2013, based on her work in the marijuana industry, Ms. Bricken was named Deal Maker of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was also voted Marijuana Industry Attorney of the Year by DOPE Magazine in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, she was named a “Rising Star” and a “Top Rising Star of Washington Women Attorneys” by Super Lawyers Magazine and sits on the board of the National Cannabis Industry Association. She is licensed in both Washington, Florida, and California. Ms. Bricken received her B.A. degree from Jacksonville University and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

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Accreditation Details

Continuing Legal Education

AK CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attending CLE programs that have been accredited by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions. This self study program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study credit, which includes 1.5 hours of VCLE self-study credit under the voluntary CLE Rule of the Alaska Bar Association and 0.0 hours of MECLE ethics self-study under the mandatory ethics continuing legal education CLE Rule.


AZ CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual MCLE Interactive CLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility Interactive CLE credit.


CA CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study credit, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics self-study credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


CO CLE: 2.00 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This program may qualify for up to 2.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 ethics credit.


HI CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This alternative format activity has been approved for up to 1.5 hours of credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.


ID CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study continuing legal education credit in the state of Idaho, which may include 0.0 ethics credit. Application for self-study approval must be submitted to the Idaho State Bar.


IL CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/25/2017
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 1.5 hours of distance learning CLE credit.


ME CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course may receive up to 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit including 0.0 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12. No more than 5.5 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


MO CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for up to 1.8 self-study CLE credit hours. No more than 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics credit with self-study.


MP CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This course has been approved by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit including 0.0 ethics hours.


MT CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


ND CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
North Dakota attorneys completing this program may claim up to 1.5 North Dakota self-study CLE credit hours, including 0.0 hour of ethics credit, on the Report of Compliance. No more than 15.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NH CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2018
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.


NM CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hour of self-study credit, including 0.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NV CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2018
This course has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of alternative format CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, which includes 0.0 hour of alternative format ethical considerations.


NY CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017 Including - Areas of Professional Practice: 1.50
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours can be applied to the areas of professional practice requirement and 0.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This nontraditional format program is approved only for EXPERIENCED attorneys who have been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years.


OK CLE: 2.00 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission. This program may qualify for up to 2.0 of Archived and/or Online OnDemand CLE credit hours, which includes 0.0 hour of legal ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of Archived and/or Online OnDemand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


OR CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2018
NBI, Inc. is an approved sponsor with the Oregon MCLE. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of general self-study continuing legal education credit and 0.0 hour of ethical considerations credit.


VI CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
The course has been approved by the V.I. Bar Association Committee on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for 1.8 hours of self-study CLE credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics.


VT CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of self-study credit, including 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. No more than 10.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn professionalism credit with self-study.


WA CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2020
This program may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of Washington continuing legal education self-study credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics.


WV CLE: 1.80 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2017
This program may qualify for up to 1.8 hours of self-study credit, which includes 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


WY CLE: 1.50 Credit Approval Exp 06/26/2018
The Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education has granted up to 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study credit may be earned during one calendar year.


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