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MCLE - Cannabis Law: Present & Future

11/06/2019 5:15 AM | Deleted user

Cannabis Law: Present & Future

Thursday, November 14

Noon to 1:00

1 hour of participatory MCLE credit

$35 advance registration, $45 day of event

Speaker: Matt Kumin

  • Learn the new cannabis laws in California.
  • Find out where the clients are and how to get to them.
  • Hear about cutting edge litigation, in state and federal courts, related to cannabis and hemp. 
  • Get updates on federal legalization efforts.
  • Find out about new social equity programs emerging statewide and in certain cities.

About the Speaker: Matt Kumin began his career working primarily as a civil rights attorney representing plaintiffs in police misconduct and employment cases.  As cannabis issues and specifically, cannabis business operations emerged after 1996 in San Francisco, birthplace of the first community-based cannabis operations, Matt, also maintaining a small business practice, began to advise these "clubs."  In the intervening 23 years, Matt tackled as many legal issues as he could, protecting medical cannabis patients and the "industry", despite little or no precedent to guide his counseling and without the support of the organized Bar.  Finding some allies to help, he was the architect of the first US Tax Court case addressing federal taxation of medical cannabis (CHAMP v. Com'r of the IRS), successfully obtained injunctions against the City of Los Angeles and Sonoma County, and guided hundreds of businesses through the minefields of Prohibition-powered legal ambiguity.  Minesweeping operations also necessarily brought Matt deeper into political advocacy and to that end, Matt co-founded a PAC to educate policy and lawmakers and to organize Legalization initiatives.  Establishing the first multi-state law practice devoted to cannabis in 2009 (opening offices in Denver and Los Angeles), Matt has continued to work nationally and internationally to both serve the expanding industry and to end cannabis Prohibition. 

Online registration HERE

Download a flyer 2019_1114_Cannabis_Flyer.pdf

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