Advise Your Clients on Regulatory Compliance, Licensing, and Taxation
With the overwhelming amount of marijuana business opportunities currently available, it's critical that you're current on pressing issues in compliance, financing, licensing, taxation, and more. Learn how to navigate this exploding and ever-changing practice area by attending this comprehensive marijuana business course - register today!
Hear the latest legal developments in marijuana business law.
Overcome issues regarding funding a marijuana business.
Guide your client through strict procedures and key challenges of licensing a marijuana business.
Detangle the confusing regulatory framework for recreational marijuana businesses.
Navigate the intricate taxation challenges for both medical and recreational marijuana businesses.
Examine ethical issues that are unique to the marijuana business law practice.
Who Should Attend
This essential program on marijuana business law is for attorneys. It will also benefit accountants, business owners, and paralegals.
Federal Responses to Cannabis Laws
Recent Legislative Developments
Obtaining Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses
Recreational Marijuana Operational Considerations
Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Licensing and Procedures
Current Rules and Issues Regarding Taxation of Marijuana Businesses
BRUCE T. ANDERSEN is the president of BTA Corporation, a boutique firm located in Los Angeles, California, providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to small businesses. Mr. Andersen is a certified public accountant. He has taught management science and information systems at California State University in Bakersfield. For the last 14 years, he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Phoenix School of Business. Mr. Andersen is a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, his M.S.B.A degree from Boston University, his M.B.A. degree from California State University in Bakersfield, and his M.S. (taxation) degree from Golden Gate University. After watching the cannabis industry for several years, the firm set up a division specifically for the cannabis industry in 2018, branded as CannabisCPA.tax, providing tax, audit, accounting and systems support to the cannabis industry.
JEFFREY GARD is a Colorado attorney with Gard Law Firm, LLC, specializing in marijuana law. He represents numerous patients, doctors and marijuana businesses throughout the state of Colorado and has advised people from all over the country. Mr. Gard advises both state and local governments in their development of medical marijuana business regulations. He is widely considered one of Colorado's leading marijuana attorneys. Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized adult possession and cultivation of marijuana in Colorado, Mr. Gard has been working with state and local officials in developing regulations for the retail marijuana industry and was appointed by the state to participate in the rule-making progress. Over the last year, he has been working with the U.S. Congress to assist with an analysis of the federal code to determine the various areas which are impacted by the state marijuana laws in hopes of reconciling state and federal law in the near future. Mr. Gard now shares his knowledge and experience with other attorneys and has given several CLE lectures on various aspects of marijuana law. By way of background, he is a Colorado native and a cum laude philosophy graduate from the University of Colorado, where he also was elected Phi Beta Kappa. While attending law school, Mr. Gard won the William De Souchet Award for best individual performance in trial advocacy and won a multi-state moot court competition during his first year of law school. After graduation, he accepted a position with a respected litigation firm in Boulder, Colorado, and later formed his own firm in downtown Boulder, Colorado.
JEAN E. SMITH-GONNELL is one of the nation's leading cannabis practitioners; serving clients in multiple states. She practices civil law and specializes in marijuana business and regulatory compliance. Ms. Smith-Gonnell's clients include Colorado's top marijuana industry businesses. She routinely provides advice to cannabis industry businesses about medical/retail/recreational marijuana, licensing, regulatory compliance, general business and transactional law, and the intersection of state and federal law. Ms. Smith-Gonnell also specializes in commercial/administrative litigation. In November, 2011, she assisted in the development of an article for The Colorado Lawyer, a publication of the Colorado Bar Association, entitled "Colorado's Emerging Medical Marijuana Legal Framework and Constitutional Rights." Ms. Smith-Gonnell has served the cannabis industry full time since 2012. Because of her hard work and experience, she has an intimate understanding of the cannabis industry, its regulatory framework, and the prominent industry actors. Ms. Smith-Gonnell's work has been highlighted in the Denver Post, Colorado Springs Independent, Westword, and Fox 31 News. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
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