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Cannabis: Legal and Finance 101 CEXTN50-202240

Ended May 10, 2022

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Instructors: Lara DeCaro and Shay Gilmore

This single-session workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the tools needed to open and operate a cannabis facility. Join instructors Lara DeCaro and Shay Gilmore for practical discussions about the origin of cannabis policy and how those policies have shaped the rules now in effect. From identifying a location to anticipating contract terms to determining a tax strategy, participants will gain invaluable knowledge into the ups and downs of cannabis business.

Instructor Bios: Lara DeCaro is a founding board member, former executive officer, and current advisory board member of the International Cannabis Bar Association and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section. Lara was also on the team that drafted the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) in cannabis for Meadow (with the approval of YCombinator), an open source document intended to reduce costs of capital raises for California cannabis corporations. Lara has been practicing law for over 20 years, the majority of which involving cannabis.

Shay Gilmore advises exclusively cannabis businesses regarding corporate and commercial transactions and regulatory compliance matters. Shay is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and he leads the Cannabis Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, through which Shay organized volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono services to social equity individuals verified by the San Francisco Office of Cannabis under the San Francisco Cannabis Equity Program. Shay has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business and Corporate Law and in Cannabis Law.

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.

*If you are a public employee (government agency, school district, etc) please reach out for special discount opportunities.*