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Marijuana and Hemp: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

SKU: CAN2300
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1.25
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Over the last two decades, Marijuana and Hemp have been rebranded. Both have emerged as profitable industries in states that have fostered a conducive regulatory environments and investors have gravitated with cash in their pockets. As more states work towards marijuana legalization for either medical or retail purposes, many wonder when federal legalization will follow, if it does at all. Many states are also working to implement compliant hemp production programs under the USDA’s Domestic Hemp Production Program.

With all of these changes swarming around, it’s quite easy to find yourself feeling confused or unsure. Join Hoban Law Group’s Managing Attorney, Garrett Graff, as he discusses how the collective cannabis industry continues to evolve and grow as a commercial sector, and the potential changes that may be on the horizon.

Lecturer Bio

Garrett Graff, Esq.

Garrett Graff is a Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal. He specializes in representation of both the marijuana and hemp industries. Garrett's practice involves corporate and M&A, real estate, regulatory/compliance, FDA/FTC compliance, intellectual property protection, and civil and commercial litigation. Garrett regularly counsels clients regarding corporate formation and structuring, M&A and business and real property assets, various corporate agreements, regulatory compliance as well as resolving and/or litigating commercial disputes.

As to hemp businesses, Garrett represents companies across the country and world on matters including import/export, cultivation, processing and manufacturing, distribution, and navigating legislative and regulatory frameworks such as FDA regulation. He frequently works with federal, state and local authorities on policy and enforcement matters. Notably, Garrett represented hemp industry stakeholders against the DEA, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in confirming the 2014 Farm Bill's hemp provisions pre-empt DEA authority and the CSA.

He also regularly works with stakeholders in drafting model legislative and regulatory policy. Garrett also serves on the board of the Colorado chapter of the Hemp Industries Association.

Related to marijuana businesses, Garrett represents numerous companies on matters including licensure, successfully obtaining licenses in numerous states in both competitive and noncompetitive licensure processes. He also assists clients in general corporate matters, protecting intellectual property, establishing partnerships and joint ventures, and expanding clients' footprints across multiples states and/or countries, along with regulatory compliance matters. Garrett has testified in judicial proceedings related to regulatory matters and frequently speaks in many forums -- conferences, symposiums and other events -- regarding various issues concerning marijuana and hemp law.

Garrett and his wife, Anna, live in the Denver suburbs, with their daughter. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, skiing, sporting events, reading and traveling.

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