The Cannabis Law Sessions at MJBizConNEXT! 

Join NCBA for our presentation of The Cannabis Law Sessions, in conjunction with the MJBizConNEXT conference, taking place May 8-9, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.

NCBA’s presentation at MJBizConNEXT will mirror the focus of the conference at large: emerging issues that shape the industry as additional state-regulated legal systems come online. The schedule will include:

  • The Governance Tightrope: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities
  • Corporate Growth: How to Take Money to Make Money
  • The Importance of Being Registered: Client Advocate or Accidental Lobbyist?
  • Cannablitz: The Lightning Round
  • CBD: Navigating the CSA and Farm Bill
  • Ethics Essentials: Investing in Clients
  • Passport to International Considerations

NCBA will be offering a seven (7) CLE credits in select states. Discounts are provided for NCBA Members, and deeper discounts are offered for tickets that grant access to both The Cannabis Law Sessions and the MJBizConNEXT Conference.


Title: Alaska marijuana-testing lab closes, leaving only 2 in state

Author: Seattle Times

Date: March 2018


Extract: Steep Hill Alaska ceased operations on Saturday after Wells Fargo threatened foreclosure on its property, citing federal banking rules.


Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts, sales tumble in Maine



Title: Green Rush! State braces for crush of marijuana shop applicants today. Mass. begins accepting pot shop bids

Author: Boston Herald Radio

Date: 2 April 2018



The Cannabis Control Commission is bracing for a “Green Rush” of applicants today vying to be among the first to open marijuana retail stores as Massachusetts becomes the new frontier for recreational pot on the East Coast.

“I do anticipate a significant number of applications. There will be a great deal of interest in opening facilities in Massachusetts,” said Jim Borghesani, a pro-pot advocate and spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project. “For one thing, the states in New England are small. There will be customers coming from other states because in Massachusetts it’s tough to be 20 to 30 miles from a state line. You will see Massachusetts leading in all of the New England states in going toward a safer system of legal sales.”

Massachusetts Begins Accepting Some Adult-Use Cannabis Applications



Dispensaries in Rhode Island Really Want to Avoid More Competition