Strategic Cannabis Conference 2019

March 1st, 2019

West Virginia University College of Law - Morgantown, WV

Attend in person or via Live Video Conference*

Registration: $275 | Non CLE-Seeking: $100

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This seminar is accredited for 7.8 total WV MCLE credits, including 1.2 Ethics credits, and 6.5 total PA MCLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics credit. We will apply for credit in VA and OH.

This conference is presented in partnership with the West Virginia Hemp Industries Association.

Cannabis policy is rapidly evolving across the country, raising a host of legal issues for lawyers, regulators, law enforcement, and industry leaders. Our goal is to engage lawyers, policy experts, government officials, and business entrepreneurs to strategically navigate the legal issues for hemp and cannabis industries and to provide predictability for this industry in West Virginia. Please see the following agenda for the list of topics and expert speakers that will be presented at the conference.

Friday, March 1, 2019

9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Conflict of State and Federal Law & Regulatory Issues for CBD

J. Morgan Leach, Esquire
West Virginia Farmers' Cooperative

11:00 a.m.

2019 Farm Bill Implications for the Hemp Industry

Marc Dunbar, Executive Director
West Virginia Hemp

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.

Ethical Issues for Representing Cannabis Industry Clients

Professor Jesse Richardson
WVU College of Law

12:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Banking Issues for West Virginia's Medical Marijuana Program

Diana Stout, General Counsel
West Virginia State Treasurer's Office

2:45 p.m.

Insurance Issues for Hemp, Marijuana, and CBD Products

Jim R. Leach, Esquire
Jim Leach LC

3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Zoning Issues for Hemp and Marijuana Enterprises

Mark A. Sadd, Esquire
Lewis Glasser PLLC

5:00 p.m.

Enforcement Priorities for Hemp and Marijuana Regulation

Michael B. Stuart, U.S. Attorney
Southern District of West Virginia

6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception with Hors D'oeuvres

7:00 p.m.


*Live Video Conference: The Live Video Conference option gives attendees the ability to receive LIVE West Virginia MCLE credit from their own electronic device. Live Video Conference participants will receive an email containing a link to the teleconference, written materials, and instructions approximately three days before the event. The Live Video Conference offers real-time virtual communication with conference speakers. This option is approved for Live WV MCLE credits ONLY.

Materials: An electronic PDF written materials book will be sent via email prior to the conference. Attendees have the option to purchase a printed copy of the written materials book for $25 during registration.

Tuition Refund Policy: No tuition refunds will be made if football tickets are also ordered. Registration refunds for those who do not order football tickets will be available if the cancellation is received three business days prior to the conference. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who do not attend will receive DVD files of the program.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least 10 days prior to the program date.