Join us on June 1 & 2 for Cal NORML’s Fourth Legal Seminar covering criminal and business law in California with top cannabis attorneys. This year’s seminar will be held virtually via Zoom.

Members of the cannabis industry and the general public are welcome, and can purchase tickets (without CLE credits) for individual sessions for $25 each or full days for $75.

Attorneys can earn up to 8.5 hours CLE (pending) by attending the full seminar ($250) or attend individual sessions ($50 each).

Signing up early gives you early access to presentation materials from the speakers. Proceeds benefit Cal NORML’s advocacy work.


Tuesday, June 1

10-11:00 AM BCC Compliance and Enforcement
Attorneys Michael Chernis & Khurshid Khoja will host a roundtable discussion with acting BCC chief Tamara Colson.
Topics will include: Agency consolidation and its impacts on licensing and enforcement; the recent billboard and delivery decisions and their ramifications; BCC discipline and enforcement priorities; and licensing transfers and ownership changes.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Provisional Licensing and CEQA
Attorneys Hannah Nelson and  James Anthony will cover satisfying CEQA and provisional license issues, plus topics of local interest.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nuts and Bolts of an Appellation Petition
Council Attorneys Omar Figueroa and Hannah Nelson, plus Genine Coleman, ED of Origins Council will discuss new California laws and regulations governing establishing cannabis appellations for growers.

2:15 – 3:00 PM Cannabis Law Ethics
Omar Figueroa will cover current state laws, opinions and rulings regarding representing clients in the cannabis space.

3:15 – 4:15 PM Parental Rights and Cannabis
Jennifer Ani will cover recent court cases regarding parental rights and cannabis use, and the failure for courts to distinguish between responsible use and substance abuse, particularly in the Northern California cannabis growing regions and in Southern California.

Wednesday, June 2

10 AM – 11:00 AM – Criminal Law, Descheduling and Employment Rights
With Cal NORML legal director Bill Panzer and executive director Dale Gieringer this session with look at descheduling cannabis at the state level and other strategies to address statutes still be used to charge cannabis felonies, despite legalization. Also, the current status of a pending bill protecting employment rights of cannabis users in California will be presented.

11:15 – 12:15 PM Equity Grows Up–the Increasing Political Presence of the Social Equity Movement in California Cannabis
James Anthony, Lauren Vázquez, Ariel Clark will discuss the laws & ordinances geared to ensure social equity in cannabis licensing at the state and local levels.

1:15 – 2:15 PM CBD/Hemp
Attorneys Patrick Goggin and David Kramer will bring participants up to date on state and federal laws and regulations governing hemp cultivation and legal CBD products.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Federal Legalization: Blessing or Curse? Here It Comes
With IP attorney Amanda Conley, Khurshid Khoja of NCIA and NORML Political Director Justin Strekal, this panel will address trademark issues cannabis companies need to prepare for with pending federal legalization, plus the current bills under consideration at the federal level and what they will mean for cannabis businesses and consumers.

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