This month, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Industry Group Sander Zagzebski sits down with the Chair of the Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Industry Group, Patrick Larkin to discuss environmental impacts and potential liabilities in the cannabis agricultural, extraction, and food manufacturing sectors, the importance of compliance management to limit operational liabilities, and why hemp and marijuana companies can emerge as ESG leaders, particularly with respect to carbon reduction.
ESG 101 (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as it relates to the cannabis industry. We will give a high level orientation, including key steps, challenges, and legal risks regarding developing and executing ESG reporting and sustainability commitments. Presenters include Patrick Larkin and Sheryl Sweeney of Clark Hill and Geoff Trotter of Regennabis.
By: Danielle M. Hazeltine, Patrick J. Larkin, Sheryl Sweeney
Cannabis cultivation and processing are rapidly-growing industries, as hemp and both recreational and medical marijuana products are being legalized across the country. With this rapid growth and legalization, however, comes added regulatory scrutiny, including in the environmental and sustainability spaces.