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The Future of Cannabis: Navigating a Prosperous Future Amidst Patchwork Regulations and a Pandemic

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  • Description

    Marijuana and hemp have always navigated uncertainty with regards to regulations. COVID-19 has only increased the uncertainty surrounding these areas. This CLE course will present the past, present and future of the cannabis industry with regards to pending and future regulatory and legislative measures, the restrictions and impact on corporate transactions, liability issues, IP protection and interjurisdictional concerns within the global market.

    The course will offer practical advice for helping clients navigate these issues and take advantage of opportunities despite the uncertainties.

  • Instructor Bio

    Garrett Graff

    Garrett Graff is a Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal. He specializes in representation of both the marijuana and hemp industries. Garrett's practice involves corporate and M&A, real estate, regulatory/compliance, FDA/FTC compliance, intellectual property protection, and civil and commercial litigation. Garrett regularly counsels clients regarding corporate formation and structuring, M&A and business and real property assets, various corporate agreements, regulatory compliance as well as resolving and/or litigating commercial disputes.

    As to hemp businesses, Garrett represents companies across the country and world on matters including import/export, cultivation, processing and manufacturing, distribution, and navigating legislative and regulatory frameworks such as FDA regulation. He frequently works with federal, state and local authorities on policy and enforcement matters. Notably, Garrett represented hemp industry stakeholders against the DEA, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in confirming the 2014 Farm Bill's hemp provisions pre-empt DEA authority and the CSA.

    He also regularly works with stakeholders in drafting model legislative and regulatory policy. Garrett also serves on the board of the Colorado chapter of the Hemp Industries Association.

    Related to marijuana businesses, Garrett represents numerous companies on matters including licensure, successfully obtaining licenses in numerous states in both competitive and noncompetitive licensure processes. He also assists clients in general corporate matters, protecting intellectual property, establishing partnerships and joint ventures, and expanding clients' footprints across multiples states and/or countries, along with regulatory compliance matters. Garrett has testified in judicial proceedings related to regulatory matters and frequently speaks in many forums -- conferences, symposiums and other events -- regarding various issues concerning marijuana and hemp law.

    Garrett and his wife, Anna, live in the Denver suburbs, with their daughter. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, skiing, sporting events, reading and traveling.