ABSTRACT

As the largely illicit cannabis market transitions to a legal, regulated industry, the "canna-curious" and experienced industry participants alike are experiencing the harsh truth: Making a fortune in the legal cannabis industry is a challenge made even more difficult by a complex patchwork of state and federal laws.

The Cannabis Business clears the confusion around topics such as the distinction between hemp and cannabis and why it matters for consumers and regulators, why CBD isn’t completely legal in the U.S., why and how states differ in their licensing processes, and how deal structuring is impacted by state regulations. Written by attorneys from the nation’s leading cannabis law and policy firm, this comprehensive primer on all things cannabis law is a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the major practical legal issues facing the cannabis industry in the U.S.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

ByCharles S. Alovisetti

part Part I|61 pages

Understanding the National Landscape and Risks

chapter 1|14 pages

Federal Law and Policy Overview – Cannabis

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Carl Werner

chapter 2|18 pages

Federal Law and Policy Overview – Hemp and CBD

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Shawn Hauser, Michelle Bodian, Catie Wightman

chapter 3|6 pages

State Law Overview – Cannabis

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Andrew Livingston

chapter 4|6 pages

State Law Overview – Hemp and CBD

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Shawn Hauser, Michelle Bodian, Catie Wightman

chapter 5|9 pages

Risks of Cannabis Investments

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Ben Leonard, Sahar Ayinehsazian

chapter 6|6 pages

Risks of Cannabis Investments – Hemp and CBD

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Michelle Bodian, Catie Wightman

part Part II|102 pages

Practical Legal Issues

chapter 7|9 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Tax Law

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Andrew Livingston

chapter 8|10 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Bankruptcy Law

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Phil Silverman, Jason C. Adelstone

chapter 9|11 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Intellectual Property Law

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Matthew Bartling, Barine Majewska, Michelle Bodian

chapter 10|8 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Real Estate Law

ByCassia Furman, Charles S. Alovisetti

chapter 11|11 pages

Introduction to Cannabis, Securities Law, and Private Placements

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Ilya Ross, Sahar Ayinehsazian

chapter 12|8 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Banking

BySahar Ayinehsazian, Charles S. Alovisetti

chapter 13|11 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Insurance

ByCharles S. Alovisetti

chapter 14|10 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Licensing

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Jessica Scardina, Emily Hackman

chapter 15|10 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Social Equity

ByCassia Furman, Kelsey Middleton

chapter 16|12 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Advertising

ByCassia Furman, Andrea Golan, Charles S. Alovisetti

part Part III|21 pages

Getting in the Game

chapter 17|10 pages

Introduction to Cannabis and Business Formation

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Elliot Y. Choi, Catie Wightman

chapter 18|9 pages

Introduction to Cannabis, Due Diligence, and Deal Structuring

ByCharles S. Alovisetti, Elliot Y. Choi, Sahar Ayinehsazian