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Ongoing acceptance and ease of restrictions on CBD and other cannabinoids has led to an industry boom. Yet exact legalities often remain murky and confusion exists within both the public and powers that be. Grandmas are still being arrested at airports with legal CBD tinctures and truckloads of hemp are being confiscated by the highway patrol. So with all of this cannabinoid chaos still surrounding CBD, what is and isn’t legal exactly? This panel observes and dissects the letter of the law encompassing CBD to clarify and inform as legal issues surrounding the cannabinoid progress.
03:20 Issues of the industry
10:46 Future of banking
Lance Rogers is the Principal / Attorney at Law Offices of Lance Rogers in San Diego, California. As a part of his regulatory compliance practice, he currently represents many of the leading cannabis and hemp companies in California, including retailers, manufacturers, and agriculture ventures. As a litigator, he has handled a wide array of matters related to cannabis including criminal defense, regulatory violations, land use/zoning, complex business litigation and partnership, and dispute matters. In 2011, Mr. Rogers assisted his client to obtain the first dispensary license in Southern California through the County of San Diego. From 2014-2015, he worked with clients to obtain commercial cannabis licenses in the cities of San Diego, Santa Ana, Desert Hot Springs, and Adelanto. From 2015 to 2016, he worked with numerous cannabis farmers in Northern California on corporate compliance and licensing projects including the formation of the first cannabis agricultural cooperative in California. From 2017-2018, he worked on commercial cannabis facilities in Humboldt, Mendocino, Oakland, Costa Mesa, San Bernardino, and Long Beach. His team is currently working on licensing projects in Humboldt, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Oceanside, King City, Chula Vista, and Los Angeles.View the profile
Brittany Cohen was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brittany earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she graduated Cum Laude. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She founded the Cannabis Legal Team, focusing on all cannabis related legal issues including business law, licensing, consulting, land use, and trademarks. She recently has helped co-found the Sixth Man Wellness, with former NBA players Metta World Peace and Larry Sanders, focusing on funding cannabis initiatives at the local, state, and national level. Brittany is also a policy council member for the National Cannabis Industry Association.View the profile
Kathy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Irvine. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since graduating, Kathy opened her law firm, The Cannabis Legal Team, to concentrate on cannabis law and advocacy. She serves on the legislative committee of the California Cannabis Industry Association and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.View the profile
Mark Herrick holds a J.D. and an MBA from the University of San Diego and has been practicing law in California for over 25 years. Mr. Herrick has been a legal counsel for both small and large firms. He is an expert on the vast majority of legal issues a small to moderate sized business might face. Over the past five years he has been in private practice and represented many clients in the CBD industry, including this CBD Expo. His work with the CBD Expo and with many other CBD clients has focused on the protection of their intellectual property. He is also an expert on legal issues that are unique to CBD businesses that arise in such areas as contracts, liability, business licensing, and banking. Mr. Herrick is also operating as an escrow officer for many deals for the purchase of Hemp, CBD isolate and various other CBD commodities.View the profile
Zander Abrams is an attorney and public affairs professional with over a decade of political and policy experience. Zander works with Cannabis operators on intra-state and multi-state expansion, and with foreign businesses seeking to enter the U.S. market. Zander founded and manages the Cannabis Policy Forum, where he authors policy and legal analysis on contemporary Cannabis issues. Zander previously spent five years with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, overseeing its operations throughout the Midwest, and served as the political director on a governors campaign. A native Minnesotan, Zander graduated from the University of Minnesota with honors and received his J.D. from the University of Iowa: College of Law.View the profile
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on the ends like I have to give a nod to I'm a good friend. JJ. I think it's Professor of the Intellectual Property Law for the lawyers. I got that. The coolest name ever is Lance's a CBD coffee. I know it's a bad name. But I want to trademark it. What's the process? Can I do that? When did you file? Cause if you filed before the farm bill then you have 0 chance to sell it in interstate commerce because it wasn't like what is your name is your trademark
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