Legal Landscape – Cannabis in 2021 and Beyond (MCLE)

This event originally aired on January 27, 2021.

About the Program

This one-hour MCLE presentation provides an overview of the current laws and regulatory framework covering cannabis in California.

Participants in this CLE will learn about the following topics:
An overview of the cannabis marketplace and regulatory framework for businesses in California
Challenges facing new licensees in the regulated framework
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“Farm Bill”) and its effect on the cannabis market
Impact of COVID-19 on the cannabis industry

About the Speaker

Kimberly R. Simms graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009 and has dedicated her entire legal career to the cannabis industry. She is a leading expert in the area of cannabis law and her practice includes negotiating with government officials for reasonable regulations that allow for safe access, litigating complex land use and zoning cases, and advising hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs regarding their business strategy and structure. Kimberly is considered a trusted source by the media and has been interviewed by NPR, CNN and many local media outlets. She is a founding Board Member of the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access, a local cannabis advocacy organization. Kimberly was the founding and acting Chapter Chair of San Diego Women Grow from 2015-2018, and serves as a Board Member of the California Cannabis Industry Association. She maintains memberships in California NORML, Americans for Safe Access, National Cannabis Industry Association, California Cannabis Industry Association, Women Grow, the National Cannabis Bar Association and San Diego Leadership Alliance.

The San Diego Law Library is a State Bar of California licensed MCLE provider. Viewing this class provides one Hour of General Self-Study credit. Provider Information: San Diego County Public Law Library, Provider #11786

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The information offered in this short video has been provided as a public service and is intended to provide basic information. This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The views expressed in this video belong to the speaker and are not a representation of the San Diego Law Library.

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