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Day One

  • University of Denver (map)

9:00 am - 9:55 am

Check-In and Registration

10:00 am - 10:55 am

Opening Remarks

Featuring: Robert Raich

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Track One:  
Marijuana Law Reform: Social Justice in Cannabis Laws?  
FeaturingSam Kamin, Allen Hopper, Jason Ortiz, Kate Bell, and Shelli Hayes

Track Two:
Introduction to Cannabis Business Law: Tips, Tricks, and Potholes
Featuring: Brian Vicente, Lewis Koski, Hank Handelsman, Bob Hoban, and Lauren Davis

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Associate Area Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Track One:                                                                  
Internationalism, Federalism, and State’s Rights
Featuring: Professors Sam Kamin, Robert Mikos, Alex Kreit, and Alan Young; Moderated by Nancy Leong

Track Two:
Cultivating Intellectual Property: Registering Patents and Trademarks
FeaturingMary Shapiro, Viva Moffat, Matt Lapple, Jason Moscovici, Jamin Horn, and Jeremy Kapteyn

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Track One:                                                                  
The Laws and Regulatory Systems of the West                                                     
A course covering the legal status of and regulations related to  cannabis in Washington,       Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and California.                
Featuring: Charles Alivosetti (CO), Mitzi Vaughn (WA, HI), Leland Berger (OR), Jason Brandeis (AK), Kimberly Simms (CA).                

Track Two:
The Eastern Tiger: How Emerging Markets Are Taking Shape East of the Mississippi
A course covering the legal status of and regulations related to cannabis in Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida. 
Featuring: Matt Abel (MI), Jeff McCourt (MA, OH), Dina Rollman (IL), Jason Klein (MD), DC), Jon Robbins (FL), Karen Bernstein (NY), Catia Kossovsky (PA).

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Evening Reception

Wine, passed hors d'oeuvres and carving table


Later Event: July 29
Day Two