Clark Hill: Inside Los Angeles County Cannabis Licensing Webinar



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Please join Ariel Clark and Katie Podein of Clark Howell LLP, along with Veronica Perez and Anh Nguyen of Veronica Perez & Associates and Jonatan Cvetko of the United Cannabis Business Association as they take a deep dive into the new LA County cannabis program and address questions from attendees during this hour-long webinar.
Inside Los Angeles County Cannabis – Licensing Webinar
March 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PST – 1 pm PST
LA County is ending its ban on cannabis in unincorporated areas and is implementing business licensing! What will LA County’s cannabis program look like? How will the County issue licenses? Your questions and more will be answered at Clark Howell LLP’s “Inside Los Angeles County Cannabis – Licensing Webinar and Q&A.”
Join us for an in-depth conversation about:
Developments of the Cannabis Program Framework:
Application and licensing timeline
Equity and equity-building priority
License limits
Taxation developments
Zoning and sensitive-use buffers
CEQA compliance for annual licensing
Insights on Licensing Strategy:
Evaluation and award of licenses
Preparation for licensing now and for the future
Unique approaches for each Supervisor District
Next Steps for LA County:
Taxation policy and industry feedback
Stakeholder and advisory group meetings
Equity program development
We’ve put together some of the top minds in the industry: Ariel Clark, Katie Podein, Veronica Perez, Anh Nguyen, and Jonatan Cvetko.
Veronica Perez is a seasoned Public Affairs professional in the Los Angeles Market for over 20 years, advising Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits on navigating the regulatory and political environment.
Anh Nguyen is Vice President at Veronica Perez & Associates and brings over 14 years of experience in local, state, and federal government. Her expertise in community engagement, public/government affairs, land use, and transportation has helped clients navigate through a complex political and policy environment in California.
Jonatan Cvetko is the Executive Director of the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), and brings many years of dedication towards developing a more collaborative relationship between regulators, communities, and those seeking to operate responsible cannabis businesses.
He hosts the LA County Cannabis Policy Seminar, a comprehensive seminar discussing responsible regulations amongst LA County’s 89 jurisdictions and works closely with many of LA County’s cities towards implementing responsible cannabis regulations.
Ariel Clark (she/her) is an attorney, activist, and co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered law firm focused on cannabis, hemp and psychedelics. She works closely with clients across the supply chain on a myriad of regulatory, business and legal challenges. Ariel’s extensive legal and political expertise provide valuable counsel to other trailblazers building successful and impactful companies, products, and services.
Katie Podein is an attorney on the Clark Howell LLP team and has advised cannabis companies throughout the supply chain since 2015. In her role at CHLLP, Katie advises on all manner of operations from daily legal issues – compliance, contracts, intellectual property, litigation, and employment – to strategy for supply chain and corporate transactions.

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