Practical Guidance on Business Compliance, Taxation, Legal Developments, and More
Even though more and more states continue to legalize the sale and consumption of marijuana, it is still an illegal drug under federal law. Are you up to date on the latest rules and regulations? This engaging program delves into the fundamentals of marijuana law. Review recent legalization efforts and state developments, investigate marijuana business formation essentials, and evaluate the limitations of workplace drug tests. Register today!
Uncover the differences between THC and CBD.
Analyze the interaction between current state and federal laws.
Develop strategies for dealing with real estate and property leasing issues.
Examine marketing restrictions, as well as product testing and packaging requirements.
Unearth tips for overcoming common obstacles concerning medical marijuana business taxation.
RYAN R. AGNEW is with The Law Office of Ryan R. Agnew, PS, where his practice is dedicated to business entities working in the hemp, adult-use, and medical cannabis sectors, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance and corporate counsel. To best serve his clients, Mr. Agnew takes an interest in the varied land-use and policy approaches taken by state and local jurisdictions. In his spare time, you can find him volunteering with the National Cannabis Bar Association and The Washington State Cannabis Alliance. Mr. Agnew earned his B.A. degree from Evergreen State College and his J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Washington, Arkansas, and Missouri.
TRACY AHR is a shareholder in the Albuquerque law firm of Ahr Law Offices PC. She is a frequent speaker on the unique taxation issues faced by companies and enterprises involved in the sale and distribution of marijuana, and marijuana related products and services. Ms. Ahr has practiced law in the areas of tax and tax planning, and has designed and drafted employee benefits and Native American Tribal benefits for 28 years. She also handles business entity formation and tax matters for private companies and estate planning for individuals. Since 2006, Ms. Ahr has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (tax law, tax litigation and employee benefits law). For the last three years Ahr Law Offices PC, has been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of New Mexico's best law firms. She earned her B.U.S., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico; and her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida.
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 the 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.
ERIK HALVERSON is the managing attorney with Halverson Law Group, a business counsel firm for transaction and litigation matters. Mr. Halverson has a niche focus in the cannabis industry, representing many of the largest retail and producers in Washington state. He has been an active leader in groundbreaking cannabis related projects, speaking engagements, and industry shaping. Halverson Law Group has attorneys available to provide real time business counsel, including on site assistance and litigation support for client disputes. Mr. Halverson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law.
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