30 April 2017

 This event will convene the best minds and visionaries working in the legal cannabis industry for two days of legal education and two intimate evening networking events. The conference will feature many of the nation’s leading attorneys, academics, and politicians.

The cannabis industry is expanding across the globe as more countries legalize the plant for medical and adult use. Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize the adult use of cannabis in Canada. We are pleased to announce that the Cannabis Law Institute has invited Canadian lawyers to offer a Canadian legal perspective and to provide U.S. lawyers with an overview of the current and prospective state of affairs in Canada.

Reserve your seat now—tickets start at $399.

Get 30% off all ticket types until May 12, using code LEGAL

The conference offers multiple tracks for practitioners, academics, and policy advocates. Courses range from introductory to advanced. Attend two intimate networking events where you can continue the conversations and enjoy cocktails and appetizers. Make this weekend a team building event for you and your colleagues, a fun family vacation, or come on your own and find new friends among the cannabis business lawyer community. After the conference, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Denver’s gorgeous summer weather and retail cannabis market.

Why should you attend?

  • Two days of legal content that will bring experienced attorneys up to speed and introduce newcomers to the basics.
  • Meet and build relationships with your colleagues.
  • An opportunity to get involved with an industry that is not only huge but also historic.
  • Massive MCLE credits!
  • The best summer vacation you’ll ever have.

Who should attend?

  • Attorneys, law students, and paralegals already serving or involved with the cannabis industry.
  • Attorneys, law students, and paralegals considering serving the cannabis industry.
  • In-house counsel at cannabis companies or non-cannabis companies that are considering entering the industry.
  • Government, regulatory, non-profit, and policy attorneys and staff in, involved with, or parallel to the cannabis industry.
  • Attorneys in states where some form of cannabis legalization is on the horizon.
  • CPA’s, accountants, realtors and real estate brokers, consultants, advocates, and lobbyists.

Confirmed Speakers:

Tick Segerblom, Nevada state senator who played a crucial role in the state’s cannabis legalization initiatives.

John Vardaman, formerly with the Department of Justice, discussing money laundering and banking issues in the cannabis industry.

Henry Wykowski, attorney on all three successful California civil forfeiture cases and one of the foremost business and tax attorneys in the country serving the cannabis industry.

Lara DeCaro, outside general counsel for two of California’s most prominent medical cannabis dispensaries and leader in the industry for nearly ten years.

Leland Berger, co-drafted the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and lobbied on its amendments and assisted in drafting several dispensary initiatives and legalization initiatives, including Ballot Measure 91.

Sam Kamin, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and one of the nation’s leading experts on the regulation of marijuana.

Matthew Abel, Executive Director of Michigan NORML and long-time cannabis law attorney and legalization activist.

Mitzi Vaughn, represented a wide variety of cannabis industry leaders and on the founding committee of the Ad Hoc US Coalition for Global Drug Policy Reform.

Mary Shapiro, representing leading cannabis brands and startups in trademark, copyright, and internet matters since 2005.

Jason Brandeis, Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and co-counsel on the United States Supreme Court case, Morse v. Frederick, better known as the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus Case.”

Omar Figueroa, one of California’s foremost cannabis law attorneys and activists, presenting on the ethics of practicing law in and for the cannabis industry.

Kimberly Simms, San Diego’s leading cannabis business attorney and founder of the San Diego Cannabis Industry Association.

Check our website regularly for updates on the schedule or contact us directly at info@canbar.org for more information about this program. Admission includes lunch and reception on Friday, and breakfast and lunch plus a reception on Saturday.

CLE credits available in California, Colorado, and New York. Contact us for information on other jurisdictions.