California cannabis events

Just a last reminder that pricing for our November 30 Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum in Los Angeles will be increasing at midnight tonight. If you buy now, you can get your tickets for $55 for one or $100 for two. Tomorrow, those costs will  increase to $75 and $135.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote by Hilary Bricken (our lead cannabis business attorney in Los Angeles) addressing the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., Hilary will then moderate a panel comprised of the following:

This panel will cover the following:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail (the food and a drink is included in the ticket price) networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust in Hollywood. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm. We sold out of this event when we put it on in San Francisco two months ago so don’t wait to get your tickets!

We look forward to seeing you there!

California Cannabis SeminarLast call, people.

Our California Cannabis Investment Forum is this evening in Downtown San Francisco at the Covo Event Space. Doors will open at 5:45 pm.

Our San Francisco office is hosting this event with fiscal sponsorship from Templar Capital Management and GBDS and associate sponsorship from the NCIA. This Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in California’s cannabis industry and provide you with the information you need for investing in California’s cannabis space.

Hilary Bricken, who heads up our Los Angeles office. will begin the event with a short talk on the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws. Carlton Willey, who heads up our firm’s finance group out of San Francisco, will then moderate a panel comprised of early and late stage investors and debt and equity financers with experience in California’s cannabis industry. The following panelists will discuss cannabis industry investing, deal structures, cannabis business concerns in the context of investing, investor red flags in the cannabis industry, and various other matters of increasing importance in the California cannabis investment world:

Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Management

Alejandro Di Tolla, CEO of GBDS

Sherri Haskell, CEO of CannaAngels

Tom DiGiovanni, CFO of Canndescent

Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management

Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and a cocktail networking session will take place following the panel discussion.

We are still selling tickets online here, but we must cap the number of attendees at 250 and we are already perilously close to that number.

 

California Cannabis SeminarOn Thursday, September 28th, our San Francisco office will host an event on investing in California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. The California Cannabis Investment Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in California’s cannabis industry and its related technologies to talk about California cannabis investment issues. The Templar and GBDS will be sponsoring this event and the NCIA will be an associate sponsor.

Early bird pricing of $20 ends tonight at midnight! 

Hilary Bricken of our Los Angeles office will begin the Forum at 6:15 p.m. with a short keynote discussing the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws. From 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carlton Willey of our San Francisco office will moderate a panel comprised of the following early and late stage investors and debt and equity financiers with experience in California’s cannabis industry:

Alejandro Di Tolla, CEO of GBDS and a leading angel investor in cannabis businesses

Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Management

Sherri Haskell, Founder and CEO of CannaAngels

Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management

Tom DiGiovanni, CFO of Canndescent

Our panelists will cover cannabis industry investing, deal structures, cannabis business concerns in the context of investing, and investor red flags in the cannabis industry, with a focus on California’s expected $8 billion plus legalized cannabis marketplace. We will take questions from the audience during the panel discussion and we also encourage you to send us in advance any questions you may have for our esteemed panelists. You can send us your questions via email to firm@harrisbricken.com.

The California Cannabis Investment Forum will be at the Covo Event Space in Downtown San Francisco. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and a cocktail networking session will commence from 8-9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

To purchase a ticket for this event, please go here. And remember, today is the last day for the early bird rate, so act fast!

Too many people have been unduly imprisoned for cannabis. Too many people have been denied access to medicinal cannabis. Whether or not you use cannabis and whether or not you agree with cannabis, it’s time we go even one step further than Senator Harris’ suggestion and legalize.

There’s just no reason not to.

California Cannabis rules

Sign up now for TODAY’s free webinar on California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), which will take place from 12-1 pm Pacific. MAUCRSA, which effectively repealed the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”), combines both medical and recreational cannabis into one regulatory scheme. Presented by Hilary Bricken, Alison Malsbury, and Habib Bentaleb (three of our cannabis lawyers who work out of our offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco), this webinar will address what this new legislation means for your California cannabis business. The attorneys will discuss:

  • Vertical integration
  • Ownership of multiple licenses
  • Distributorship
  • Major changes between MAUCRSA and MCRSA
  • What we can learn from the withdrawn MCRSA draft rules
  • General expectations for license applicants as rule-making continues

They will also take audience questions.

Please register for this free webinar here. We look forward to your attendance!

California cannabis eventSign up now for tomorrow’s free webinar on California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), which will take place from 12-1 pm Pacific. MAUCRSA, which effectively repealed the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”), combines both medical and recreational cannabis into one regulatory scheme. Presented by Hilary Bricken, Alison Malsbury, and Habib Bentaleb (three of our cannabis lawyers who work out of our offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco), this webinar will address what this new legislation means for your California cannabis business. The attorneys will discuss:

  • Vertical integration
  • Ownership of multiple licenses
  • Distributorship
  • Major changes between MAUCRSA and MCRSA
  • What we can learn from the withdrawn MCRSA draft rules
  • General expectations for license applicants as rule-making continues

They will also take audience questions.

Please register for this free webinar here. We look forward to your attendance!

One week from today, on August 8, from noon to 1 pm Pacific Time, three attorneys from our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices will present a free webinar on California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”) and what that new legislation means for your cannabis business. If you are involved in the California cannabis industry or even just considering getting involved, you should attend this.

In addition to addressing audience questions throughout the webinar, our California cannabis business attorneys will cover the following:

  • Ownership of multiple licenses
  • Distributorship
  • Vertical integration
  • Major changes to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”)
  • What to expect from the Bureau of Cannabis Control moving forward

To register for this free webinar, please go here. Space is limited so sign up today!

We look forward to seeing you there.

California cannabis lawyerCannabis is going mainstream and that means cannabis lawyers are going mainstream as well. And in the legal world, there are few things more mainstream than the American Bar Association. To crib from Wikipedia a bit, the ABA was founded in 1878, and, among other things, it sets the academic standards for law schools and formulates the model ethical codes for lawyers. It has 410,000 members with headquarters in Chicago and a large branch in Washington D.C. Its membership is made up mostly of lawyers with national practices. You cannot get more mainstream than the ABA if you’re an attorney.

Well guess what. The ABA just named our own Hilary Bricken as one of the “On the Rise” top 40 lawyers under 40 in the United States! Go here for the article and to see how they extol her, as follows:

Hilary Bricken is a partner at Harris Bricken in its Los Angeles office. Licensed to practice law in Washington, California, and Florida, she is one of the premier cannabis business and regulatory attorneys in the U.S. As chair of Harris Bricken’s Regulated Substances practice group, she helps cannabis companies with their related legal issues.

In 2013, based on her work in the cannabis industry, the Puget Sound Business Journal named Ms. Bricken one of seven Deal Makers of the Year. From 2014-2017, she was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2015, the Puget Sound Business Journal named Hilary to its Top 40 Under 40 list. Hilary frequently testifies before state and federal government bodies regarding cannabis regulations. She also authors a weekly column for Above the Law on marijuana policy and regulation, and Hilary is a contributor to and editor of her firm’s Canna Law Blog.

Hilary heads up our California cannabis practice in Los Angeles (we also have a San Francisco office), where she has been busy of late working through the twists and turns of California’s recent cannabis regulatory efforts.

Speaking of which, to help you better understand those twists and turns, with a focus on what MAUCRSA means for your cannabis business, three of our California attorneys will be hosting a free webinar on August 8, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm PT. Hilary will moderate two of our San Francisco-based attorneys (Alison Malsbury and Habib Bentelab) in a discussion on the major changes between the MCRSA and MAUCRSA, including on vertical integration and ownership of multiple licenses, revised distributorship standards, and what California cannabis license applicants can expect more generally from California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control as rule-making continues through the remainder of the year. They will also address questions from the audience both during and at the end of the webinar. If you want to see Hilary in action as a speaker (back when she was heading up our cannabis practice out of Seattle), we urge you to go here on YouTube to check out her TedX talk on “Big Marijuana.” It’s nearing 35,000 views and for good reason!

And to register for this free webinar, please click here. We look forward to your joining us!