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The Committee’s core mission is to facilitate a forum to promote education on claims and litigation management relative to all aspects of the cannabis industry including current legal and regulatory compliance, claims handling and litigation management best practices that are unique to this highly regulated industry and related underwriting issues. As the risks and insurance needs of licensed cannabis companies cross multiple legal areas and all insurance lines, much greater attention to its impacts on insurance is necessary for this expending sector of the economy. The Committee will educate CLM membership to effectively manage claims and litigation in this challenging regulatory environment.

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9/24/2020 Hello,
 
If you are interested in speaking in the upcoming 2020 CLM Focus (November) Virtual Conference, please see the available panels below and reach out to Khadijah.Johnson@theclm.org.
We’re preferably looking for CLM Fellows (Industry professionals: risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims resolution professionals, corporate/staff counsel) to join these panels:

 
Cannabis: Navigating the Federal and State Regulatory Scheme
Federal and State Cannabis (Hemp and Marijuana) regulations continue to be a patchwork of rules that often collide and which are difficult to identify and navigate. These challenges have been complicated by recent enforcement efforts by the FDA and FTC, as well as private litigation. In this presentation, we will discuss current regulations impacting Hemp and Marijuana products, including but not limited to CBD. The discussion will focus on a Federal and a State Overview, interaction between State and Federal Regulations, preemption, labeling and packaging, banking, and more.         
Speakers:
Kim J. Sveska, Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC
Jennifer Mason, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
 
Election Results and the Prospects for Cannabis Reform  
This presentation will take place on the day following the 2020 election. Based on the results, the presenters will discuss the prospects for federal marijuana legalization and the outcome of state ballot initiatives. Joining this session is Michael Correia, director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association. As the cannabis industry's most prominent lobbyist, Michael raises awareness and builds support for the cannabis industry on Capitol Hill. Issues to be discussed include cannabis-related legislation in the upcoming Congressional term, SAFE Banking, protections for insurance companies, opportunities for government through cannabis taxes and municipal bonds, pathways for regulation of cannabis by federal agencies, continued protections for the cannabis industry in budget amendments, and coalition building through public/private partnerships around cannabis."  
Speakers:
Ian Stewart, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Michael Correia (Pending)
9/23/2020 Hello, 

The Cannabis Committee conference call has been postponed to a later date (TBD). In lieu of the call, a meeting agenda will be posted in the notes below.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of the committee's activities or initiatives, please contact the committee's CLM Liaison at Khadijah.Johnson@theclm.org. 
9/4/2020 Hello, 
Mark your calendar:

The Cannabis Committee’s conference call is scheduled for  Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:30 pm ET. Here is your call info:
 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1484500209
 By Phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 1 (470) 869-2200
    Meeting ID: 148 450 0209 International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference
7/29/2020 Hello, 

Mark your calendar:

The Cannabis Committee’s conference call is scheduled for today, Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 pm ET. Here is your call info:
  1. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1496968840
  2. By Phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       
    US: +1(312) 263-0281
        Meeting ID: 149 696 8840
International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference
 
7/15/2020 Hello,
 
The Cannabis Committee Conference Call has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 pm EST