David S. Ruskin Moderates a Virtual Presentation, “Securing State Licenses: Application, Process and Best Practices” for the INCBA – 10/22/20

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David S. Ruskin will moderate a panel discussion for the Cannabis Law Institute as a part of the INCBA month-long program on cannabis legalization topics. The panel will include Dr. Chanda Macias of Ilera Holistic, Scheril Murray Powell of Scheril Murray Powell P.A., Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish of Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish PLLC and Dina Rollman of GTI.

In the state-by-state cannabis regulatory system in the United States, there is no standard “license” application or set of qualification standards. Quite the contrary — everything differs from state to state, from the number of licenses available to the applicable minimum qualifications, to the fees and disclosure obligations. This panel will present the prevailing — or most commonly seen — issues faced by applicants and lawmakers in establishing and meeting licensing standards and how businesses (new and legacy) are able to meet them and increase their chances of license application success. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the best practices employed by lawyers and consultants in guiding businesses through these complicated applications, in particular how to assist one client in securing licenses in multiple states with varying qualification standards.

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