2021 Education Schedule

INCBA’s legal educational program consists of high-quality legal education presented by expert attorneys at the top of their respective fields. Our program content is wide-ranging, relevant, and addresses everything from the foundation of the cannabis movement to the most topical issues affecting clients in all aspects of the cannabis industry. By providing information the cannabis bar needs to become fluent in the issues that affect industry clients, the National Cannabis Bar Association serves that the educational hub for cannabis attorneys across the United States and Worldwide. 

The 2020 Webinar Series will cover a range of topics that support the practice of law for business attorneys serving the cannabis industry, and complement our in-person educational offerings. While our in-person events Webinars will generally take place in the fourth week of the month, unless otherwise noted. 

For our list of 2019 Archives, take a look here.

For our Live Demo Webinars and related discounts, take a look here!

June 25, 2020; 9am PT (Noon Eastern)
Employment Issues and the Task of Reopening Amidst a Pandemic and a Social Movement

1 Hour of CLE Credit
$25 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

Join Ed Blanco of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Branden Butler of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Juan Calderon of Cal OSHA, and Dean Rocco of Wilson Elser to discuss the intricacies of reopening your business in this turbulent time. Learn what is expected of you from the California Agencies, and use that as a template for your reopening no matter the jurisdictions. From providing PPE to social distancing, and spanning the obligations to your employees, customers, and the public at large, come to learn how to avoid liability and reopen safely and in accordance with the law.

April
Collections for Attorneys
(Access Restricted to Attorneys Only)

Collections are never easy. Even the best clients won’t stop by your office just to drop off payment for a job well done. But our ethics rules don’t allow us to outsource collections to third parties the way that we may advise our clients to do so, and many courts are currently closed. 

So, when we are all running up agains economic hardship, how do we ensure that we are able to keep our own doors open and collect for work already completed. 


Appellations Conclusion: Other Opportunities Related to
Trademark and Marketing Programs

Mary Shapiro of Evoke Law and Kristin Nevedal of the International Cannabis Farmers Association will discuss other opportunities for cannabis cultivators to collaborate in marketing initiatives. In particular, these experts will discuss the protections offered under trademark law and CDFA Marketing Programs, and also how industry members can make use of the Appellations Framework.

Attendees of the The Path to Cannabis Appellations will be sent a direct viewing link – no need to reregister here!


January
CBD: A Comparison of US and European Paths to Market

Thursday, January 30, 2020; 9am-10:00am pst (noon-1pm Eastern)Slide Deck

In this webinar, join INCBA and Kai-Frederick Niermann for an examination of how companies can get CBD to market as a food addictive through the FDA in the United States, and the Novel Foods Directive in the European Union. Lean about the requirements to access the European markets, and how you can set your current clients up for future success by learning the global landscape of the emerging Hemp and CBD markets.

February 27
Blockchain in Cannabis: Fintech and Track & Trace Solutions

Join INCBA and our panel of experts for a discussion of Blockchain’s role in the cannabis industry, from fintech solutions for financial regulations to track and trace solutions for the growing amount of data that must be tracked in real time. 

INCBA is thrilled to welcome Associate Dean of Research (and Professor) Kristin Johnson of Tulane Law, a leading scholar of financial risk management and corporate law, with an emphasis on, among other things, emerging technologies.

Presenters for this webinar include Najarian Peters, Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Institute for Privacy Protection.at Seton Hall University and a 2019-2020 Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. and Jennifer Oliva, Associate Professor at Seton Hall Law where she specializes in health, FDA, and evidence law. 

March 26, 2020 – 11am PST
Privacy in Cannabis: HIPAA and Other Concerns

Join us for a discussion of privacy issues in cannabis, with a focus on confidential information and HIPAA compliance. Explore what custody of sensitive non-public information requires in the adult-use market, what state laws must be addressed, and how companies can streamline their privacy compliance needs. And then, examine the medical markets, the regulatory floor that HIPAA creates for companies processing medically sensitive information, and how technology can help or hinder compliance with regulatory mandates.  

Presenters for this webinar, for the second time in a row, include professor Najarian Peters, Faculty Fellow and Assist
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p;at Seton Hall University and a 2019-2020 & Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Professor Jennifer Oliva, Associate Professor at Seton Hall Law where she specializes in health, FDA, privacy, and evidence law.

Course Materials,

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March Live Demo: NewsBank

March 26 – 12:30pm – 12:45pm
INCBA Live Demo Offer:
– Free Access to Customized News Alerts for 30 Days
– 10% off Annual Subscription Price
– 15 months for the price of 12 first-year subscription

Register Here! 

In an effort to help you with the herculean task of knowledge management in the Cannabis Industry, INCBA has launched a set of webinars that highlights tools useful to lawyers in our industry.

Cannabis news and information is abundant.  However, finding the information most relevant to the needs of your firm and the clients you serve, such as – HIPAA, Bitcoin, Trace and Track, EPA, Tax Code 280, Compliance, Legalization, Commuted Sentencing, CBD, Hemp, Policy and Politics – can be a challenge.  Join NewsBank, your INCBA Allied Partner, for a discussion about a new resource designed send customized notifications with the newest information in your specific areas of interest.   The resource also provides access to cannabis news coverage and cannabis-specific publications as far back to 1980 via one database.

Join us for a live demo of Newsbank, and find out all that it can do for your practice. All participants will receive customized access to pushed content on the desired topics from Newsbank for 30 days. A 10% discount on annual subscriptions and an introductory offer of a 15-month subscription for the price of 12. The Live Demo is only available to INCBA members, so join today!