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The legalization of marijuana has created a multitude of business opportunities, but it has also created many questions and uncertainties for attorneys advising businesses. With so much legal grey area it gets hard to define many aspects of how to actually run the business. In this legal guide, expert attorney and accountant faculty will equip you with the essential skills you need to effectively (and legally) run a marijuana business. Don't miss out on this vital marijuana business operations course - order today!
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 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics or harassment and discrimination credit with self-study.
CHRISTINE S. DAVIK is a professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and focuses her scholarship on intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on issues related to the internet and control of information. At Maine Law, she teaches a wide range of intellectual property courses, including copyright law, introduction to intellectual property, internet law, and international intellectual property. Professor Davik also teaches contracts. She graduated, with high honors, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she also obtained her undergraduate degree. Following law school, Professor Davik practiced law in Chicago, most recently at McDermott, Will & Emery, where she both litigated cases and counseled clients on a full range of domestic and international intellectual property matters. She previously taught contracts, copyright law, and international intellectual property law as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Professor Davik’s scholarship has recently taken her to India. In January 2016, she participated in a conference jointly organized by the United States General of Chennai, India and the VIT University School of Law, entitled “Online Copyright Piracy Policies: A Need for Balance.” She also presented in the fall 2016 at the International Symposium of Foreign Law and Comparative Law hosted by the International School of Law of Beijing International Studies University.
MATT DUBOIS founded one of Maine's first cannabis law firms in 2015 to protect the rights of Maine medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and licensed cannabis businesses. He assists clients with all aspects of Maine's medical and adult use marijuana laws, including licensing, business formation and operation, compliance, and representation before state agencies and courts. Mr. Dubois is an advocate for clear laws and rules that patients and cannabis businesses can follow without unnecessary risk of criminal liability. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and graduated, cum laude, from Buffalo School of Law in 2013, where he edited the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.
HILLARY LISTER is a regulatory compliance expert with more than ten years of experience working with municipal and state lawmakers in Maine and Massachusetts as an advocate for cannabis-based businesses. Ms. Lister has played a key role in the development of Maine's medical use of marijuana and industrial hemp laws, drafting language for legislation and program rules, and presenting in front of legislative and department meetings since 2010. She served as president of the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine trade association from 2010 through 2013. In 2014, Ms. Lister launched Maine Matters Research & Consulting to further assist small business owners, attorneys, accountants, and other ancillary businesses navigate Maine's changing regulatory landscape.
TAMMIE SNOW is the principal of the Law Office of Tammie L. Snow. Her practice works solely with clients in the cannabis industry, both those newly entering the industry and those with established businesses. Because compliance is crucial in the industry, she supports clients in complying with all state laws, rules, and regulations and in protecting their business and personal interests. Because of the harsh federal taxation laws, she guides clients in choosing the best entity to meet their business goals and to minimize their tax burden. Ms. Snow earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was president of the Trial Lawyers Association and an editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal.