January Webinar
Federal Hemp Legalization: The 2018 Federal Farm Bill and Agency Regulation

Thursday, January 24, 9am pst (Noon Eastern)
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This one hour webinar will provide key insight into the federal regulatory framework of this new era of hemp legalization through a detailed look at the Hemp Farming Act (included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) by NCBA Board of Director Courtney N. Moran, LL.M., who guided the drafting of the legislation.

NCBA 2019 In-Person Events:
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For the 2019 year, NCBA has organized our in-person educational events into a cohesive set of courses that will allow you to address every aspect of practice as it relates to your clients. We have organized a lineup that will serve every geographical need, and will touch on the substantive issues that you will need to be aware of to effectively tackle the issues you will face in your daily practice.
The Cannabis Law Sessions

Tuesday, June 11
New Orleans, Louisiana

This year at the Cannabis Law Sessions, NCBA will be presenting a minimum of six hours of Continuing Legal Education focused on Startup Issues, the emerging markets of the South and East Cost, and the new status of Hemp and CBD under the 2019 Farm Bill. This year, NCBA’s presentation of The Cannabis Law Sessions in New Orleans will represent the first of three installments specially coordinated with MJBiz, which will largely mirror the evolution of your clients cannabis business.
NCIA: Cannabis Business Summit

July (22nd or 25th)
San Jose, California 
NCBA is thrilled to present its sessions of Continuing Legal Education for the 4th year in a row at our longest-running in-person educational conference. With the new set of California regulations awaiting approval from the Office of Administrative Law, San Jose is the perfect setting to explore the implementation of state regulations, using pain points of California’s own regulations as a template to compare and contrast with other regulatory regimes.
Cannabis Law Institute

New York, New York
This year, NCBA will bring our third annual Cannabis Law Insitatue to New York. As the east coast enters the market, NCBA will be there to help lawyers learn every aspect of cannabis legal representation. Along with NCBA’s continued focus on helping our members support their clients through every phase and aspect of the operation of a cannabusinesses, NCBA will be expanding our international offerings to include surveys of many of the most active jurisdictions across the world.
MJBizCon Las Vegas:
The Cannabis Law Sessions

Early December
Las Vegas, Nevada
As the 2019 educational year comes to an end, NCBA will present a special set of sessions for the first time at MJBizCon in Las Vegas. This year, we will focus on how you can facilitate your clients’ exit from their business with a profit motive. Learn what you need to do to prepare your clients to be attractive from the perspective of an IPO or private equity offering. and what considerations go into the timing, strategy, and execution of an exit strategy.

2019 CommitteesCalling NCBA’s Ethics Specialists!NCBA is excited to announce that many of our committees are off and running into the new year. Our Leading Issues Committee is convening later this week to consider various issues, and our CLE committee is well on its way to organizing our educational year. Our students committee has two additional student chapters in the works, and our international committee is busy planning up to five international social events for the year.

Want to get involved? We are looking for new members for two committees:

  • Our Ethics Committee, which is engaged in:
    • updating our 50 state ethics survey
    • Drafting Model ethics rules for adoption by state jurisdictions.
  • Our Events Committee, which will help plan our national social events and oversee our regional representatives.

Have an an update on ethics rules in your jurisdiction you want to see added? Want to apply for a committee? Email info@canbar.org today!