[Virtual Event] The Cannabis Regulatory Rounds

July 24th, 9:00 am - 3:10 pm PST
International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA)
July 24th, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:10 PM PST
$ 300.00

Join INCBA for our third annual presentation of The Cannabis Regulatory Rounds. We will present five hours of CLE focused on emerging issues in the US and Global Cannabis Markets - Online Streaming.


9am pt (noon eastern) - 10am pt (1pm eastern)

Regulating Alternative Means of Consumption Panel

The consumption of cannabis via non-combustive means is becoming increasingly common and a preferred form of administration for many patients and consumers. Innovative delivery systems are being developed and adopted in the marketplace at an unprecedented pace. This panel will address current and emerging challenges surrounding such methods and new products from business, legal, and regulatory perspectives. Topics will include the vaping crisis, regulation of novel delivery systems, hardware inputs and related supply chain matters, various approaches to the regulation of edibles, hemp and hemp-derived CBD, and what the future may hold.


Robby Pinnamaneni
Arun Kurichety
Mohanned Malhi
Jon Havens

10:10 am pt (1:10pm eastern) - 11:10am pt (2:10pm eastern)

Event and On-site Consumption

Local regulators from around the country will discuss the latest developments with on-site consumption. From West Hollywood to SF to Las Vegas, the panel will address commingling on-site consumption with food and alcohol establishments, smoking inside, sanitation issues surrounding shared glassware, potentially new social distancing requirements and other public health concerns related to on-site consumption.


Tick Segerblom, Commissioner, Clark County, Nevada; drafting regulations (NV)
Josh Kappel, Partner of Vicente Sederberg (CO)
John Leonard, Legislative Liaison, City Managers Offices, West Hollywood (CA)
Jeremy Schwartz, Office of Cannabis, San Francisco (CA)
Ashley Kilory, Director, Excise and Licensing, Denver (CO)

11:20am pt (2:20pm eastern) - 12:20pm pt (3:20 pm eastern)

Cannabis Appellations of Origin

On April 2, 2020, INCBA presented a comprehensive symposium on Appellations of Origin, in conjunction with the UC Berkeley School of Law Cannabis Society. At the symposium, we discussed, among other things, well-established appellations designations for products such as wine and cheese as a subset of geographic indications, as well at the California Department of Food & Agriculture’s proposed regulations on establishing cannabis appellations in California, the first program of its kind in the world.

Join us for an update - from the comments that INCBA has submitted to the CDFA on behalf of the industry, to the most important aspects of the regulations, and what is necessary to make appellations of origin a functional tool for consumer education and choice in the cannabis industry.

Genine Coleman,Executive Director, Origins Counsel (CA)
Richard Mendelson, Dickenson Peatman & Fogerty (CA)
Luke Zimmerman, Attorney (CA)
Eleanor Kuntz, Leafworks Inc. (CA)
Anne Kelson, McAllister Garfield, P.C. (CA)

12:20pm pt (3:20p eastern) - 1pm pt (4 pm eastern)

1pm pt (4pm eastern) - 2pm pt (5pm eastern)

Hemp - USDA Interim Final Rule and What it Means for Hemp Clients

In October 2019, USDA published its Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) implementing the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Many industry experts worry that the IFR makes it practically, legally, and scientifically impossible to cultivate hemp for CBD. This panel seeks to get to the bottom of the IFR and what it means for the hemp CBD industry currently and in the future. We may also touch on the intersection of USDA and FDA authority to regulate hemp-derived CBD products.

Alex Berger, Emerge Law Group (OR)
Shawn Hauser, Partner of Vicente Sederberg (CO)
Richard Cheng, DLA Piper (TX)
Mai T. Dinh, Assistant General Counsel, Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs Division, Office of the General Counsel (USDA)
Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (USDA)

2:10pm pt (5:10 pm easter) - 3:10pm pt (6:10 eastern)


Ever wondered how to navigate the practical challenges of travel, securing electronic devices during travel, and consumption of cannabis as a practicing cannabis lawyer? Panelists will examine the challenges of international practitioners seeking to enter the United States for cannabis legal and business travel, the perils of the border search exception, and the rules of fitness to practice and cannabis consumption. This panel will cover not only the law and current developments, but also offer practical advice for traveling, consuming, and securing privilege while practicing cannabis law.

Jessica McElfresh , McElfresh Law (CA)
Hannah Stitt, Ad Astra Law Group, LLP (CA)
Heather Segal, Segal Immigration Law (Toronto, CA)
Sophia Cope, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA)

* Educational topics subject to change based on what the INCBA CLE Committee believes are the most pertinent subjects facing the cannabis industry.


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