Cannabis Events: MJBizCon 2018 and Beyond
Thanks to Marijuana Business Daily for hosting MJBizCon 2018 in Las Vegas earlier this month! MJBizCon has separated itself from other cannabis conferences in both quality of content presented and sheer number of attendees. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the conference was projected to draw 25,000 attendees, a 50% jump in attendance from last year. When the dust settled, the event actually surpassed that projection, with Marijuana Business Daily reporting that nearly 28,000 people attended the conference.
Contributing to those solid attendance numbers were several folks from Harris Bricken including attorneys Hilary Bricken, Robert McVay, Alison Malsbury, Megan Vaniman, Tatiana Logan, and Julie Hamill, and paralegals Meghan Saunders, Desiree Andersen, Kait LaPorte and Madeline Williams.
To celebrate the occasion, Harris Bricken hosted a pre-conference cocktail party, “Vegas Magic: A Cannabis Industry Soiree.” The sold-out event allowed our team to meet and mingle with cannabis entrepreneurs attending the conference. There was also a magician to keep the crowd entertained. Thanks to the following businesses for providing SWAG (i.e. “Stuff We All Get”) for the Soiree:
If you missed MJBizCon, or if you attended but still have an appetite for more cannabis analysis, we have good news! Our attorneys are speaking at a number of events before the year’s end, including a handful this week and next:
The Seminar Group presents: The Business of Marijuana in Washington State | November 29, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM PST & November 30, 9:00 AM-12:45 PM PST | This two-day CLE will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Seattle. It will cover a wide range of topics relating to Washington cannabis law, with several Harris Bricken attorneys presenting. Robert McVay will chair the event and present on investing in Washington’s marijuana industry. Megan Vaniman will discuss employment law considerations for Washington cannabis businesses. Daniel Shortt will give a presentation on the complex legal considerations for industrial hemp and CBD derived from industrial hemp.
NJCPA presents Cannabis: How it is Working in Other States – CA, CO, WA | November 30, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST | Hilary Bricken will host a webinar discussing which states have taken a smart approach to legalization and which ones are in need of improvement and how New Jersey should address legalization.
New York University School of Law presents Cannabis: The Path to Regulation and Representation | December 5, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST | Hilary Bricken will present on ethical and practical issues lawyers face while representing the cannabis industry.
The Seminar Group presents: CLE Bootcamp – Hot Topics in the Law | December 7, 9:00 AM PST | Daniel Shortt will present on the second day of the 17th annual CLE Boot Camp, taking place at the Washington State Convention. He’ll provide an update on the state of cannabis in Washington and at the federal level, including a summary of recent changes to Washington’s market, an overview of federal law and policy on marijuana and hemp and, a summary of common issues cannabis businesses face.
Ethically Navigating Local and State Licensing for Cannabis Businesses | December 7, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PST | Julie Hamill will provide tips on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of local and state licensing without getting your clients or yourself in trouble. Topics will include changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, and update on federal policies and state regulations, and cautionary tales of cannabis attorneys who have found their ethics called into question.
Free Webinar: Employment Law for Oregon Cannabis Businesses | December 12, 12:00 PM PST | Megan Vaniman will host a webinar focused on how to navigate employment law for cannabis businesses and the employment laws that most affect cannabis businesses in Oregon.
We hope you can join us for these upcoming events!