The U.S. Cannabis Industry: Trends, Developments, and Issues You Should Know
The cannabis industry has been continuously evolving over the years. Legalizations have become more rampant not just inside the U.S. but also around the globe. However, along with this expanding acceptance are the intensified probes and regulations from federal and state legislators which have created further confusion and conflicts and compromised consumer protection.
As the cannabis landscape continues to shift, healthcare entities continue to face complex and challenging legal environment. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that they keep themselves abreast of the recent trends, developments, and issues to ensure compliance and avoid exposure to risks and pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth analysis of the trends, developments, and issues in the cannabis industry. Speakers will also provide all the important issues surrounding this significant topic and provide a comprehensive outlook of what lies ahead.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- The U.S. Cannabis Industry - Recent Trends and Developments
- Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Challenges and Opportunities
- Practical Compliance Tips and Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
Nichole Geary, Attorney
Floridian Partners, LLC
- Regulatory Overlook and Focus on Interplay of Hemp Industry
Travis W. Bliss Ph.D., Partner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel
- IP Issues and Trends in Patent/Trademark
Who Should Attend:
- Cannabis Law Attorneys
- Cannabis Business Owners
- Regulatory and Policy Managers
- Legal and Compliance Executives
- Healthcare Service Providers
Nichole Geary is a government affairs consultant and attorney with Floridian Partners, LLC. Under the firm’s government affairs division, she specializes in health care policy, medical cannabis regulation, strategic business consulting and general legislative and executive branch advocacy. Under the private practice of law division, she focuses on health care regulatory compliance and operations.
Most recently, Nichole served as general counsel for the Florida Department of Health, where for the last three years she supervised and managed all legal departments within the agency including the Prosecution Services Unit, which serves as the prosecution arm for all licensure disciplinary cases before the state medical boards and councils. She served as lead counsel to high profile agency programs including the state Trauma Program, the agency managed Medicaid plan, Children’s Medical Services, and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
Nichole Geary is a government affairs consultant and attorney with Floridian Partners, LLC. Under the firm’s government affairs division, she …
Dr. Travis W. Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in nearly all aspects of intellectual property law. Travis’s practice includes a large focus on novel plant varieties in the agriculture, horticulture, and cannabis/hemp industries, including procuring patent and trademark protection for novel varieties and monetizing those IP rights through licensing. His efforts in IP counseling in procurement in the cannabis and hemp space have allowed Travis to be ranked as a “Band 1” attorney in the area of Cannabis Law by Chambers USA. Whether counseling clients on the most advantageous intellectual property avenues to pursue for a particular technology or counseling clients on the most practical ways to avoid or overcome the intellectual property of competitors, Travis strives to assist his clients from the planning stages all the way through execution to make sure his clients are getting the most out of their intellectual property assets. Prior to entering the legal profession, Travis earned both a bachelor of science degree and a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Delaware, with course work and research that focused on animal and plant genetics, molecular immunology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.
Dr. Travis W. Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About Floridian Partners, LLC
Though many may not believe it, Tallahassee and Miami are actually in the same state. Spanning across 500-miles and boasting wildly different cultures, the cities are the yin and yang that influence Florida’s policy and economy. Those who work around the Capitol know you can’t pass a law without the South Florida delegation, and those trying to break into the Miami business scene know they must account for the politicians and regulators in the North.
The belief that our clients are best served by having a powerful presence in both cities was the catalyst that led to the founding of Floridian Partners in 2000 by Rodney Barreto, Charlie Dudley and Brian May. Later joined by Jorge Chamizo and Gary Guzzo, the firm has flourished due to the deep and varied business and political experience and connections brought together by all its partners.
About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel
Founded by six partners with decades of shared experience, the roots of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP run deep in the domestic and international IP communities. As a boutique firm, our moderate size fosters close attorney-client relationships and allows us to tailor our services to meet unique client needs. Our first-rate team of attorneys and advisors has experience across the sciences, in technologies, and in branding ranging from semi-conductors, to household products, to novel varieties of plants. Panitch Schwarze’s nationally-ranked team assists in all areas of IP (patent (including plant and cannabis matters), trademark, copyright, and trade secret) for both ex parte and adversarial matters (in district courts and before the PTAB) across a broad range of technologies.