Cannabis Conference 2021

Cannabis Conference 2021
The Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section presents

4th Annual Cannabis Conference 

A Detailed Discussion with People Who Know

Date Thursday, November 18, 2021
Program 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MCLE 3 Hours

This program will explore the details of some of the more nuanced developments in cannabis during the past year. 
• Appellations
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Agency Consolidation & Amendments to Rules

MCLE Registration / Virtual Doors Open: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
MCLE Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Session I
Break / Networking Opportunity
10:05 - 11:05 a.m. | Session II
Break / Networking Opportunity
11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Session III
12:10 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Opening Remarks
Lara De Caro
, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP
Chair, BASF Cannabis Law Section 

Session I 
Appellations: Why They Matter to your Clients

Product identity goes beyond trademarks, especially in the cannabis space. This panel will provide you with an in depth analysis of appellations in California cannabis and why your client should consider securing such rights.

Heather Burke, Burke Legal
Ashley Roybal-Reid, Farella Braun & Martel LLP

Session II
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Cannabis
This panel will discuss recent trends and developments in caselaw and regulations regarding ADR, and the reasons for seeking, or avoiding, ADR in the cannabis industry.

Diana Kruze, Judicate West

Katy Young, Managing Partner, Ad Astra Legal
Pamela Epstein, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer at Eden Enterprises, Inc.
Phillip Neiman, Esq., FCIArb , Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS

Session III
Agency Consolidation with Agency Counsel
The recent changes to California cannabis law substantially altered the regulatory landscape. Come hear from the lead agency’s General Counsel on what to expect and give him your feedback on what your clients need from the new administration.

Lara L. DeCaro, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP

Matthew Lee, General Counsel, Department of Cannabis Control

Closing Remarks
BASF Cannabis Law Section Executive Committee Members

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Event Code: G212401
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$35  BASF Cannabis Section Members
$60   BASF Members
$100   Non-members

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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.


11/18/2021 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online only CA

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