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August 5, 2021 @ 1:30 pm 4:15 pm

The California Lawyers Association is hosting its first Summer Cannabis (Law) Series. The Summer Cannabis (Law) Series is being hosted on the first Thursday of July, August, and September. The program will feature speakers discussing a wide range of cannabis related topics from workplace implications, intellectual property rights, environmental and real property issues, and the licensing and regulatory framework of cannabis in California. This program qualifies for a total of 6.5 hours of continuing legal education credits.

Purchase the 3-day program as a bundle for only $200! Law student? Email for a discount code!

Panel 3: Practical Advice for Representing Clients in the Sale and Lease of Real Estate for Cannabis Use

1.25 Hours MCLE


Whether property is currently being used for cannabis purposes or in intended to be used for such purposes, and whether the property is for sale or lease, the unique nature of the cannabis industry means that lawyers will inevitably be called upon to consult on a plethora of legal issues. Attend this presentation to learn what you know, and more importantly, what you don’t, and how to issue spot and advise your clients effectively. What types of clauses should a landlord or tenant include? What difference does it make if the property is/to be used for retail, wholesale or manufacturing purposes? What type of activity is government regulation directed at? How does the cash nature of the business impact financial statements, tax reporting requirements, payroll, banking, security, business valuation, accounts payable, and, in the case of a purchase, financing? Does cannabis’ federal status impact title insurance, transfer of title or business operations? Is cannabis completely legal in California or limited based on medical use, or something else? May local government exercise any degree of authority over cannabis properties or has the field been preempted by State law? What is the status of tenant improvements or buildouts? What disclosure or other obligations do brokers have when involved in the sale/lease? These are but a few of the issues that will help you decide which specialty cannabis panels to attend on Saturday.

Panel 4: True Color of Marijuana – Stirring the Racial Justice Pot

1.25 Hours MCLE; 1.25 Recognition and Elimination of Bias 


Marijuana convictions have impacted the ability of the formally convicted and incarcerated, to get jobs, housing, access to credit, loss of voting rights, etc. This seminar will address getting marijuana convictions expunged and release from unfair and long prison/jail sentences in jurisdictions that have not yet changed their laws. Are the African American and Latino communities, after being locked up for marijuana offenses, now being locked out of opportunities that flow from the legalization of marijuana in the areas of owning legal marijuana dispensaries, cultivation, financial investments, and federal prohibition?

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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