Kathryn McCall discusses “Cannabis Financing and Fundraising” at the Law Seminar’s Cannabis as a Business in California event

October 2017

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys, business professionals, government officials, landowners, farmers, ancillary businesses, financiers, and hopeful cannabis operators

Why You Should Attend

  • In October 2015, California passed the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”), and in November 2016 voters approved Proposition 64, the state’s adult use cannabis initiative. This summer, California passed the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), which combines the MCRSA and Proposition 64 under one master regulatory regime.

This seminar will examine the challenging business and regulatory issues arising from the creation of the newly regulated commercial cannabis industry in California. Experts will discuss the wide range of issues regarding MAUCRSA and its implementation; current state and federal law conflicts over cannabis; cannabis business corporate structures and acquisitions; landlord/tenant law, commercial leases and real property issues; investment, fundraising, and securities issues; access to banking; trademark, branding, patent, and IP licensing; and the ethical considerations for attorneys serving cannabis business clients.

Kathryn McCall’s presentation: Cannabis Financing and Fundraising

  • Analysis of financing and fundraising in context of applicable federal and state securities laws; What should a PPM look like? What should its risk factors be? Various issues in raising money for startups
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