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Cannabis Law #1 - Cannabis Basics: Getting up to speed with current laws, legislations and essential business issues

Cannabis Basics: Getting up to Speed with Current Laws, Legislation, & Essential Business Issues

The cannabis and hemp industries in the U.S. have exploded in recent years due to increased numbers of states allowing businesses to grow, process, and sell cannabis products for medical and adult use. But one may ask: how are these businesses capable of operating if federal laws prohibit them?

In this episode of the series, our panel of experts will bring you up to speed on the complex and constantly evolving legal framework governing cannabis businesses. With this context, our panelists will also discuss the opportunities and challenges of operating in the cannabis space.


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Moderator:

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Jack O’Connor

Jack is partner in the Chicago office of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP. Jack’s practice covers a range of healthy and distress business engagements. Jack leads Sugar Felsenthal’s “Vice,”… Read More

Panelists:

David Ritter
David Ritter

David Ritter has over 24 years of legal experience in commercial and business litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. David is known as an aggressive litigator and creative… Read More

Jonathan Havens
Jonathan Havens

Jonathan Havens the co-chair of both the Cannabis Law Practice and the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.  He counsels state cannabis license applicants… Read More

Jonathan Loiterman
Jonathan Loiterman

Jonathan Loiterman is the Chairman & CEO of Green Star Growing, Inc., a licensed cannabis grower, processor, and wholesaler in Oregon. Mr. Loiterman is licensed as an attorney in Illinois… Read More

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