Navigating Cannabis Compassion Program Rules

The Cannabis Law Section presents

Navigating Cannabis Compassion Program Rules

Improving Access for Patients and Marginalized Communities

Date Wednesday, August 24, 2022
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Joe Airone (aka, “Sweetleaf Joe”)
Founder and Director Sweetleaf Collective
Compassion Program, helping veterans, terminally ill patients, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ community access free medical cannabis

Sara Payan
Public Education Officer, The Apothecarium (San Francisco)
Award-winning Educator, specializing in cancer related
symptom management, writer, and patient advocate


 Lara DeCaro
Partner, Leland Parachini

You should attend this webinar if you or your clients operate in cannabis. The industry has placed a premium on relationships with regulators and society at large has placed value on the licenses of those who are assisting patients in need. Regardless of economic upside, compassion programs demonstrate a commitment to community, leadership, and charity. If your clients may be required to support compassionate use or are merely interested in contributing to the compassionate provision of cannabis to those in need, or even if you are just interested in ways to improve your clients’ profiles with minimum disruption to the bottom line, then this is the program for you.


  • Hear About the Ongoing Fight to Protect Health Equity and Why It’s So Important
  • Learn the State Regulations for Compassion Programs
  • Identify Best Practices for Compassion Programs and Medicinal Access
  • Uncover Ways to Encourage Clients to Participate in Compassion Programs
  • Hear About the Push for Tax Credits for Cannabis Businesses Participating in the Cannabis Nonprofit Sector
  • Learn About the Needs and Compassion Demographics, including Access for Veterans, Terminally Ill Patients, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Refugees
  • Understand How Your Client Benefits From Offering a Compassion Program

Section Chair

Lara DeCaro, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick

Event Code: G222405

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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.

8/24/2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA

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