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Cannalaw: Not Your Typical Joint Venture - An Introduction to the Business Transactional and Compliance Practice of California Cannabis and Hemp Law

Level: Beginner
Runtime: 69 minutes
Recorded Date: December 16, 2020
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  • The Real Deal on Cannabis Practice and Clearing the Smoke (6 minutes)
  • Clearing the Smoke Around Cannabis (1 minute)
  • Comparing Marijuana and Hemp (5 minutes)
  • Overview of CA cannabis regulations (2 minutes)
  • Hemp regulations and hot hemp (2 minutes)
  • Introducing California Regulatory Agencies (2.5 minutes)
  • Licensing (6 minutes)
  • Mixing it Up with the Locals (4 minutes)
  • License Maintenance (2 minutes)
  • Corporate and Legal Crossover (2 minutes)
  • Corporate (7.5 minutes)
  • Taxes (7 minutes)
  • Contracts (2.5 minutes)
  • Real Property (3.5 minutes)
  • Land Use and Environmental (3.5 minutes)
  • Intellectual Property (6.5 minutes)
  • Political Activism (2 minutes)
  • Conclusion (2 minutes)

Runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes
Recorded: December 16, 2020

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


This course is intended to present an overview of the various aspects of corporate and compliance legal practice for the California cannabis and hemp industries.

In addition to debunking many myths associated with cannabis attorney roles, we have presented a background regard the science of the plants and legislative history. This course also explains the regulatory agencies and related licensing procedures and concerns for industry operators.

Following the introduction to the industry, we have outlined the various legal areas in which corporate and compliance sees great crossover. By having a sense of such considerations, we hope practitioners will be well informed as they may find themselves involved with cannabis and hemp operators.

This program was recorded on December 16th, 2020.

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Cat Mineo

JRG Attorneys at Law

Cat is entering her second year of practice, but her career in the legal world began almost 10 years ago. Cat began as legal secretary and went on to become a certified paralegal before ultimately making the decision to attend law school and move to California.. Now, at JRG, she has settled into the Business Transactional department as well as the Central coast.

Cat was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law, and Justice in 2014. She relocated to San Diego, California to attend law school at California Western School of Law, earning her Juris Doctor in 2018. During her time at CWSL, Cat interned with New Media Rights and continued her passion for helping creators by working with NMR for two years as a work study fellow.

Cat was also the recipient of the California Western School of Law’s Faculty Award and through her role as a research assistant, she contributed to the second edition of A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trial, Appeals, Theories by Daniel B. Yeager.

Cat is an active volunteer serving as a remote Grant Writer for the Youth Assistance Coalition based in San Diego and providing transportation to the elderly community with the Independent Transportation Network of Salinas Valley.

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Logan Walter

JRG Attorneys at Law

Logan received her bachelor’s degree in 2012 from San Diego State University, and her Juris Doctor degree in 2017 from California Western School of Law, also in San Diego, where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. Some of her accomplishments in law school included earning the Student of Distinction Award for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 and being the President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, among others.

During law school, she was a Judicial Intern at the San Diego Superior Court, an opportunity that gave her new insights to the profession on the other side of the bench.

Prior to joining JRG Attorney at Law, Logan worked as an Associate Attorney in Malibu, CA at the Law Office of Ian Roven, Esquire. There, she created all transactional documents for Business Law and Entertainment Law clients.

Logan passed the Bar Exam on the first try both in California and Virginia, and is proud to be an advocate for her clients in the profession she enjoys.

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