The International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) is excited to return to MJBizCon to present our annual set of continuing legal education sessions on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Designed for attorneys, but appropriate for sophisticated business owners and licensees, our legal sessions provide valuable insight for any well versed in either the cannabis industry and/or law practice.
From patents and plant breeder’s rights, to trademarks and trade secrets, participants will learn how to approach the evolving practice of cannabis IP across several illustrative jurisdictions including Germany, Canada and the United States.
A practical guide on pointers and pitfalls in crafting ADR clauses in contracts to save your clients time and money. The panel will discuss everything from choice of law, venue selection, arbitrator qualifications, "cooling off" and mediation requirements, discovery provisions and appellate options.
Learn about the licensing considerations, continuing obligations, and risk related to physical security in the cannabis industry, from mapping your business to liaising with law enforcement, and from environmental and procedural security to best practices in security employee training, join us to go through the intricacies of security in the cannabis industry.
In this session, hear from attorneys who are actively working on applications in the Garden State and with clients who are investing in New Jersey or otherwise gearing up for future submissions. Learn about unique-to-New Jersey license types, such as the “Conditional License,” enabling prospective operators to apply for a license without site control (subject to income restrictions), the “Micro-license,” a 2500 square foot facility for which there are no caps (subject to residency requirements), priorities in licensing, and creative opportunities to participate in the market distinct from ownership (via “Financial Source Agreement” or “Management Services Agreement”). Also learn about how the regulatory process is unfolding and how administrative delays are impacting the licensing process and accompanying operational timelines and legal transactions.
With legalization initiatives moving quickly in the Tri-State Area, prospective operators are gearing up for what will inevitably be a competitive licensing process. In this session, attorneys will delve into the laws in: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
Our distinguished panel of judges will hear argument from both sides—petitioners and the government—and make a decision regarding the legality of marijuana’s continued classification as a Schedule I substance. Come see the exciting hearing unfold!