The green gold rush has taken off. With marijuana laws rapidly changing across the country, many individuals and businesses have sought to cash in off the new “green gold rush.” Dispensaries, growers, cultivators and many others now seek to establish their position in this lucrative new industry and their share of billions of dollars in new business. Unfortunately, the last few years has also seen a massive boom in litigation for businesses involved in the marijuana industry, as these new cannabusineses get snared in litigation. Complicating matters, many states now have some form of marijuana regulation and each state is extremely different on how they regulate their cannabis programs – and marijuana still remains illegal under federal law.

Do you know what the emerging trends are in cannabis litigation? Do you have the knowledge to guide clients through an ever-changing regulatory maze? Do you know the key strategies to fully help your cannabusiness clients?

In this CLE course, Washington attorney Hilary Bricken discusses key topics and emerging trends in marijuana regulation and litigation. Hilary mainly addresses key issues in the cannabis industry, hot topics in cannabis law, business law in the context of emerging litigation issues and practice points to help your clients avoid litigation. To access the course please click here: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in Cannabis Litigation.

Further topics covered:

  • Federal pre-emption
  • Enforcement memos
  • IRS & taxes
  • The USPTO
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • The NLRB
  • State vs. state litigation
  • Trademark infringement
  • Taxes
  • The CHAMPs case
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Administrative appeals vs. the state
  • Municipal litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Product liability

Hilary Bricken is an attorney at Harris Moure, PLLC in Seattle and she chairs the firm’s Canna Law Group. Since joining Harris Moure in 2010, Hilary has earned a reputation as a fearless advocate for local businesses. Hilary’s clients — start-ups, entrepreneurs, and companies in all stages of development — value her bold approach to business strategy. She takes pride in her strong client relationships, which allow her to hone in on each company’s unique needs and goals. Her practice consists of representing marijuana businesses of all sizes in multiple states on matters relating to licensing, corporate formation and contracts, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. Named one of the 100 most influential people in the cannabis industry in 2014, Hilary is also lead editor of the Canna Law Blog.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.