Tomorrow and Friday, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Santa Monica, Hilary Bricken will be chairing a CLE on California Cannabis Laws and Rules, with a specific focus on SoCal’s cannabis business and regulatory scene. The event will be produced by The Seminar Group. You can see a copy of the agenda here.
In addition to our own Jim Hunt, Julie Hamill, and Alison Malsbury, some of the featured speakers include:
Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, was appointed by Governor Brown in February 2016. Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control where she spent 22 years working her way up the ranks, starting at the investigator trainee level.
Fiona Ma, CPA, Board Member, California State Board of Equalization (BOE), District 2, represents 23 counties and nearly ten million Californians in her District. As one of the few Certified Public Accountants to serve on the BOE, she is a strong voice for businesses and taxpayers – taking the lead in clearing the haze around the cannabis industry by holding informative stakeholder meetings discussing key issues.
Cat Packer was appointed by City of Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, in August 2017 as the first Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation. The Department of Cannabis Regulation is a newly-established city entity tasked with cannabis policy implementation and licensing commercial cannabis activity within the City.
Avis Bulbulyan is the CEO of SIVA Enterprises, a full-service cannabis business development and consulting firm that provides state licensing, management, venture opportunities, product and brand development, and insurance to entrepreneurs across the United States. He oversees corporate direction, business development and strategy, facilitating company activity in consulting, alliances and channels, marketing, investments and operations.
This seminar will cover topics directly relevant to California’s medical and recreational cannabis laws and regulations under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and California cannabis businesses, including state and local licensing and approval structures, various local laws and land use issues and concerns, including in the City of Los Angeles, cannabis investment in California, intellectual property and patent registration and policing, a banking update, California hemp laws and regulation, emerging areas in cannabis commercial litigation, various real estate issues around commercial leases and property purchases for cannabis uses, taxes and the treatment of cannabis income under IRC 280E, California cannabis water rights and licensing requirements, and a boots on the ground perspective from actual cannabis operators in the State of California.
For a $100 discounted entry into this two-day seminar, call The Seminar Group at 800-574-4852 and specify code FAC100 – or register online here and enter that code where specified.
Hope to see you there!