Our cannabis business lawyers are often asked to speak on legal issues surrounding recreational and medical cannabis. We generally try to avoid speaking at for-profit business conferences, “expos,” and exhibitions as so many of those are fonts of misinformation and hucksterism. We simply have no desire to share the stage with overzealous newbies (who oftentimes have “paid to play”), pawning themselves off as experts while propagating misinformation. We see these sort of events as at least potentially counterproductive.
On the flip side, we view it as our obligation to speak before legitimate groups (mostly not for profits) that are seeking either to gain or to convey a better understanding of present and future cannabis laws and to engender real discussions, as opposed to “selling opportunities.” Towards that end, we will have at least one lawyer speaking at the following events in October, and we unequivocally urge our readers to attend:
- October 15. Emerging Frontier of Marijuana Law, at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, William H. Gates Hall, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- October 16. Marijuana Review: Cutting through the haze of legal marijuana, at the American Planner’s Association Annual Conference at the Spokane Convention Center, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- October 23. Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization with Environmental, Land Use, and Other Regulations at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
- October 28.. National Cannabis Industry Association, Infused Products & Extractions Symposium, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on Best Practices & Preparing for the Regulatory Future at the : Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, in Denver, Colorado.