THE CANNABIS REPORT: WHAT EVERY LAWYER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA, HEMP, CBD, AND VAPING
Live Simulcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

8:55 AM - 4:15 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
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The Cannabis Report:

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Marijuana, Hemp, CBD, and Vaping

This program is designed to provide an overview of the world of vaping and marijuana where you can learn about the medical science behind vaping and marijuana, understand the dangers of vaping, learn about the regulatory framework for marijuana across the country, get an update on the Minnesota marijuana industry, and see how insurance interplays with the world of marijuana.

Topics include:

  • What Legalization of Marijuana Could Look Like in Minnesota
  • The ABCs of Cannabis
  • Regulating Marijuana – Approaches by Individual States
  • Contractual and Commercial Issues in Vaping, Marijuana, and Hemp Agreements
  • An Overview of Hemp and CBD
  • The Minnesota Experience with Medicinal Cannabis
  • The Ethics of Representing Clients in the Business of Cannabis


PLUS, SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – 
Majority Leader Ryan Winkler

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
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8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
What Legalization of Marijuana Could Look Like in Minnesota From a Legal, Business, and Practical Perspective
Majority Leader Ryan Winkler will discuss what legalization of marijuana could look like in Minnesota from the possible regulatory scheme for the production, processing, packaging, labeling, and sale of marijuana, to limited home grown use, testing, awareness and treatment, assistance for small businesses, and other considerations. He will share ideas of what other states have tried successfully that can be replicated and potential challenges in light of legalization.
– Representative Ryan Winkler


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
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10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
The ABCs of Cannabis
A high-level discussion of the main terms in the world of cannabis. Learn how terms are used in medical and legal contexts, and how they interplay when it comes to policy and legislation discussions. What’s the “difference” between hemp, marijuana, and cannabis? What is legal and what is not legal? 
– Christopher P. Parrington & Andrew R. Shedlock


11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
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11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Regulating Marijuana – Approaches by Individual States
A comprehensive overview of the state of marijuana around the country from a legal and business perspective. Learn which states have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana and how that has played out. Learn about important cases, state regulatory systems, and laws shaping the future of marijuana in the United States. Consider this the ABCs of the state-legal marijuana industry. 
– Christopher P. Parrington & Andrew R. Shedlock


12:00 – 12:05 p.m.
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12:05 – 12:35 p.m.
Contractual and Commercial Issues in Vaping, Marijuana and Hemp Agreements
This session will discuss the main contractual and commercial issues for any business or manufacturer involved in the vaping, marijuana, and Hemp space. Learn about the main legal considerations, key provisions, important tips and strategies, and potential pitfalls. Understand how to better protect your clients who deal in this area avoid costly litigation and other legal implications.
– Jason M. Caskey


12:35 – 1:05 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:05 – 1:55 p.m.
An Overview of the Hemp and CBD Industry
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 removed hemp from the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances making it available for agricultural and consumer markets. Learn what hemp and CBD are and how they are used and produced. Hear from the General Manager of a hemp and CBD manufacturing company discuss issues such as the legal and regulatory framework around hemp and CBD, the production, processing, and selling of hemp and CBD, working in the agriculture space, liability concerns, and the interplay with insurance.
– Andrew R. Shedlock & Melvin R. Welch


1:55 – 2:05 p.m.
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2:05 – 3:05 p.m
The Minnesota Experience: Past, Present, and Future
In 2014, Minnesota legalized medicinal cannabis for certain medical conditions. Over time, Minnesota has generally added qualifying medical conditions to that list. This session will provide an update with regards to how the medicinal cannabis program in Minnesota is working out. Understand the program, hear about improvements being made, and learn about some of the difficulties and shortcomings in the current system. Finally, learn how Minnesota’s experience with medicinal cannabis may impact the future movement to legalize cannabis recreationally.
– Chris Tholkes


3:05 – 3:15 p.m.
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3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
A Lawyer’s Dilemma: The Ethics of Representing Clients in the Business of Cannabis
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers commit that their conduct “should conform to the requirements of the law.” So how do lawyers meet this obligation when laws – like those applicable to marijuana – conflict? This session will tackle the complexities of this question, addressing: relevant provisions of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (compared to relevant changes to rules made in other states), updates to federal policies and state regulations, and cautionary tales of cannabis attorneys who have found their ethics called into question.
– Amy S. Conners & Lousene M. Hoppe

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota


LIVE WEBCAST

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Attend online


IN-PERSON REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

All course materials will be provided electronically.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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