Starting, Operating, and Protecting Licensed Cannabis Businesses
December 5, 2015 - 1-5pm. Registration opens at 12:30
Hosted bar and light food mixer to follow
Rachel is a business attorney with a focus on cannabis regulatory compliance. Rachel has worked in medical marijuana field for more than a decade. Rachel is a longtime drug policy analyst through her work as the former deputy director of both the King County Bar Association Drug Policy Project and the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, which led nationwide efforts to work with lawyers and judges by encouraging examination of the consequences of the drug war
Mike Herron is a business and general corporate attorney with Gleam Law. His experiences includes corporate formation, governance, capitalization, general business operations, regulatory compliance, and contracting. He spent the previous two and a half years as general counsel in an early stage pharmaceutical company. Mike is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law and is licensed to practice in Oregon and California.
Neil Juneja is an intellectual property attorney, business attorney, and a licensed patent attorney. He has particular experience in protecting trademarks and patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Neil founded Gleam Law and has represented hundreds of cannabis clients nation-wide.
Andrew DeWeese has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment law disputes, including wage claims and discrimination/retaliation lawsuits based on virtually every conceivable protected category, in federal and state courts and in private and court-annexed arbitration. Andrew is the founder of the Oregon Cannabis Law Group, where he advises clients on business and cannabis law, and represents clients in litigation.
Dean Guske has nearly 30 years of experience as a CPA and currently runs an accounting firm that advises nearly 300 businesses in Oregon and Washington cannabis industry. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs.
CannaBusinesses have unique security needs, and state requirements are often insufficient for real security. Did you know that cameras required in order for you to be compliant are largely for operational purposes for the state? Or that a monitored alarm system doesn’t automatically mean adequate protection? Do the research on what is truly needed for your facility, or choose a security company that has done the research for you. There are affordable options available that don’t require expensive hardware, wiring or software to make them work.