Mar 20, 2019
With cannabis quickly becoming big business for new and
established companies alike, we’re turning out attention to one of
the largest cannabis markets in the world - California. From
trademark and cultivation licensing to banking, the laws and
regulations of the state of California are ever-evolving in order
to keep up with this growing field.
Joining me to discuss the evolution of the cannabis industry and
related laws and regulations is Christopher Sabec, a Cannabis and
Entertainment Law attorney with Fox Rothschild with decades’ worth
of successful business management and executive leadership.
What We Discuss in This Episode:
- Christopher’s interesting background working and representing
the Dave Matthews Band and Hanson
- How the cannabis industry has evolved over the years
- What three agencies are in charge of regulating the California
- What is the process for putting forth regulations in this
- Why the California cannabis market required emergency
- Were there major changes between the initial emergency
regulations and the permanent regulations?
- What types of brand licensing agreements exist in this
- How does the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) define
“ownership” for trademark and licensing purposes?
- The current bill being considered by the California Senate
regarding license applications
- What are the types of licenses a business can apply for and
which agencies issue them?
- Can cannabis be cultivated without a license in California?
What are the limitations there?
- Given Federal law limitations on this industry, how do cannabis
companies handle their banking?
- How can attorneys better deal with the state regulatory
agencies in this space?
Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Fox Rothschild attorney profile
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