This seminar will cover topics directly relevant to operating a legally compliant commercial cannabis business in California, with a focus on the top environmental risks facing cannabis businesses. The panelists will explain how to: (1) properly site a new cannabis project; (2) navigate CEQA, air and water quality requirements; (3) work with state and local regulatory agencies; and (4) lessen NIMBY complaints with advocacy and outreach. Experienced practitioners will focus on real world lessons gleaned from obtaining permits for cultivators (indoor, outdoor, and greenhouses), manufacturers and retailers. Attendees will hear directly from leading practitioners, land use planners, and operators about existing and proposed environmental cannabis regulations.
Our Program Co-Chair, Nicole Howell, would like to invite you to attend the INCBA and Clark Howell LLP Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, February 27th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Iron & Oak on the mezzanine level of the Oakland Marriott City Center.
You may also be interested in our Business Issues in Cannabis & Industrial Hemp seminar on February 27, 2020.
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Nicole Howell, Program Co-Chair, partner with Clark Howell LLP, is one of California’s most respected and effective cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. Industry executives, private investors, and public companies turn to her for her perspective and proven track record in advising the industry’s most successful operators through California’s challenging and dynamic market.
Amy M. Steinfeld, Program Co-Chair, a shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, focuses on the intersection of land use and water law. She has more than a decade of experience in the permitting and development of controversial projects throughout California.
Eduardo R. Blanco is Special Legal Advisor with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). He has worked for the ALRB continuously since 1980. Currently, he is working directly for the Board with a primary focus on education and outreach to the Cannabis cultivator community.
Pamela N. Epstein is the General Counsel and Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer with Eden Enterprises, Inc. She has become known as a fearless advocate for cannabis businesses along the supply chain guiding them through the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.
Cassia Furman is a partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP and managing attorney of the firm's California Practice Group based in Los Angeles. In addition to supporting the firm's policy and local government work, she counsels clients on a wide range of transactional, regulatory, and land use issues related to the licensing and operation of California commercial cannabis ventures under MAUCRSA.
Patsy Stadelman Price, AICP, Senior Land Use Project Manager with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, represents public and private sector clients in all facets of development, including due diligence, project design, project management, environmental review, permitting and compliance.
Erin Ragazzi is an Assistant Deputy Director in the Division of Water Rights with the California State Water Resources Control Board. She joined the State Water Board in 2000, began working in the Division of Water Rights in 2011, and began working on regulations for cannabis cultivation in 2016, which became effective in December 2017.
Robert W. Selna, attorney with Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP, represents clients in real estate, land use and regulatory matters, including a wide range of businesses and developers. He advises clients on everything from zoning and planning issues, to environmental and subdivision laws.
Griffen Thorne is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Harris Bricken, an international emerging markets law firm. As part of the corporate cannabis & hemp teams, he advises clients on obtaining licenses/permits, regulatory compliance, entity formation and structuring, mergers/acquisitions, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation, and obtaining/protecting intellectual property.
Brooke M. Wangsgard, attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, practices at the intersection of water rights and land use law, combining both public and private sector experience to deliver results for clients.
This seminar is approved for the following credits:
The Seminar Group is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider; therefore, this course is approved for 6.25 general CLE credits.
This course has been approved by the Oregon State Bar for 6.25 general CLE credits.
This course has been approved for 6.25 hours of law and legal self-study credit by the Washington MCLE board.
Credits for recorded courses available upon request.
If you are purchasing only certain portions of the seminar then the full credit amount does not apply.
If you do not complete the full seminar you may not earn full credit. If you need assistance calculating your
credit please call our office at 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852.
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