USA: National Cannabis Bar Association Webinar & Symposium Updates

28 December 2016

National Cannabis Bar Association

Scroll down for information about:

  • Webinar CLE: Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana laws January 19.
  • Webinar CLE: Marijuana legalization and black and brown communities January 24.
  • USF School of Law Symposium on cannabis law January 27.
  • And remember, the Cannabis Law Institute has been rescheduled to July 28-29!


Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania 

What we’ll cover:
This webinar will address the newly enacted medical marijuana laws in Pennsylvania and will provide details on regulations being promulgated by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health for growers/processors and dispensaries. This one-hour course will provide a discussion of the content of those regulations, as well as ethical considerations as we explore the nuts and bolts of representing medical marijuana organizations in Pennsylvania.

To read more about what we’ll cover, please visit our calendar here. To register for this event, please use this link.

Thursday, January 19
9-10am PST / 12-1pm EST
FREE for Lifetime and Sustaining Members
$25 for Annual Members
$50 for Non-Members
(email to request discount codes)
CLE credit: PA pending approval.

About our presenter:
Cátia Kossovsky is a member of Tucker Arensberg’s Business and Finance Group and assists clients in growing their business through capital investments. She focuses her practice in the areas of securities, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital financing, commercial finance, investment management and medical marijuana law. She also advises clients on governance, disclosure, and compliance in those areas.

You can read more about Cátia here or reach her directly at 412.594.3937 or at


The Next Episode: Making Marijuana a Movement for Black and Brown People

What we’ll cover: This panel will address the role of racial justice framing in marijuana decriminalization and legalization campaigns across the country with the aim of mobilizing attorneys and advocates to become involved in and lead drug reform campaigns that center racial and economic justice. Panelists will consider key questions, such as: has the silence from leading drug policy reformers on issues of race and economic justice affected the course of marijuana reform in our country, and if so, how? How does marijuana reform stand to impact black and brown communities? Should reform be “by any means necessary,” even if it further entrenches existing racist or capitalist legal structures? What will it take to lead a national drug reform campaign that does center racial and economic justice imperatives?

To read more about this event and the presenters, please click here; and to register for this event, please use this link.

Tuesday, January 24
12-1pm PST / 3-4 EST
FREE for Lifetime and Sustaining Members
$20 for Annual Members
$50 for Non-Members
(email to request discount codes)
CLE Credit: CA (1.0 elimination of bias), OR (.5 general, .5 Access to Justice), WA (1.0 ethics), CO and NV (application pending).

 2017 USF Law Review Symposium
California’s Green Rush: The Business & Ethics of Cannabis

Presented by the University of San Francisco Law Review

As California moves into a legal cannabis market, attorneys face several complex legal questions. The University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium will focus on business formation and intellectual property issues as well as on the ethical obligations for attorneys practicing law in the cannabis industry. Join USF Law Review and legal practitioners from across the nation for a lively discussion about this burgeoning market and how to maintain an ethical legal practice in the cannabis industry. Read more about the event here.

NCBA founding board member Robert Raich is the keynote for this event. NCBA members receive a $50 discount on all event registration types. Visit here to register as an NCBA member to secure the discount.

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 5.0 credit hours. The University of San Francisco School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Date and Time:
January 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A reception will follow the program

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