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Widener Law Review Symposium - The Cannabis Industry in the Tri-State Area

Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

3/29/2019 09:00am - 5:00pm

 


A symposium to explore the business law issues confronting the cannabis industry.

Co-sponsored by Eckert Seamans, Attorneys at Law; Calyx Capital; Ruby R. Vale Foundation; and Widener Law Review.

Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Widener University Delaware Law School
Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Download the brochure (pdf) or Register online.


The Cannabis Industry in the Tri-State Area

Agenda
Friday, March 29, 2019

8:00 am: Registration Check-In
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Calyx Capital

8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome & Introduction
Rodney A. Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School

Abigail H. Lamb, Widener Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Intern for Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen L. Valihura; J.D. Candidate 2019

9:00 – 10:00 am: Distinguished Speaker
Professor Robert A. Mikos, Vanderbilt University Law School

Course Materials: Mikos - Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority (pdf)

10:00 – 10:30 am: Opportunity for Delaware to Impact Legal Cannabis Market
James Brobyn, Calyx Capital
Bill Freeborn, DelCANN

10:30 – 11:00 am: Local Cannabis Issues: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey
Joshua Horn, Esquire, Fox Rothschild LLP
Peter Murphy, Esquire, Calyx Capital
Sarah C. Stoner, Esquire, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Joanna S. Suder, Esquire & Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice

Course Materials: Horn, Murphy, Stoner, and Suder - Delaware Statute (pdf), New Jersey Statute (pdf), Pennsylvania Statute (pdf)

11:00 – 11:15 am: Break – Sponsored by Calyx Capital

11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Local Cannabis Issues - continued

12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch – Barristers’ Club
Sponsored by Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Taxation
Jennifer E. Benda, Esquire, Fox Rothschild LLP

Course Materials: Benda - Tax Considerations for Cannabis Business (pdf)

2:00 – 2:30 pm: Marijuana Companies and Public Securities
Luke M. Scheuer, Widener University Delaware Law School

Course Materials: Scheuer - Are Legal Marijuana Contracts Illegal (pdf) and The Legal Marijuana Industry's Challenge for Business Entity Law (pdf).

2:30 – 2:45 pm Cannabis Research and Intellectual Property
Kyle R. Brady, Widener University Delaware Law School

Course Materials: Brady - Cannabis Research and Intellectual Property (pdf)

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break – Sponsored by Calyx Capital

3:00 – 3:30 pm: Hemp and CBD Regulation
Jesse M. Harris, Esquire, Fox Rothschild LLP

Course Materials: Harris - FDA and Marijuana (pdf), FDA Statement on CBD (pdf), Hemp CBD Regulation Presentation (pdf), and Philly News Article by Sam Wood on Selling CBD in Food is Illegal (pdf).

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Cannabis Industry and Employment Law
Patrick C. Gallagher, Esquire, Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A.

Course Materials: Gallagher - § 4905A Discrimination prohibited (pdf)

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Representing Cannabis Businesses
Francis J. Catania, Jr., Widener University Delaware Law School
Daniel Q. Harrington, Esquire, Cozen O’Connor
Kim D. Ringler, Esquire, The Ringler Law Firm
Charles J. Slanina, Esquire, Finger & Slanina, LLC
Kathleen M. Vavala, Esquire, Office of Disciplinary Counsel (Delaware)

Course Materials: Harrington - Inquiry No. 2016-017 (pdf), Delaware Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation (pdf), and North Dakota Opinion 1402 Regarding Use of Marijuana (pdf); Ringler - New Jersey RPC 1.2 (pdf) and DNJSBA Article on Marijuana (pdf); Slanina - The Ethics of Marijuana (pdf); and Vavala - Excerpts from Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct (pdf).

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