2018 North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference


Farella Braun + Martel is proud to underwrite the North Bay Business Journal's 2nd Annual North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference.

Featuring keynote speaker Lori Ajax, chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control California, plus three sessions on prominent issues.

May 9, 2018, 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA
Tickets: $75 or a table of 10 for $715

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Cannabis Industry Insurance Challenges:
Shanti Eagle, Senior Associate, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
J. Michael Rosenthal, CEO, Rydel Insurance Services
Matthew Goldman, Principal, G2 Insurance

Industry Panel:
Ryan Lowther, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
William Silver, CEO, CannaCraft, Inc.
Michael Steinmetz, Founder and CEO, Flow Kana, Inc.
Tim Conder, Co-founder and CEO, Blackbird Logistics

The Banking Question:
Todd Kleperis, CEO, HARDCAR Security, chair of National Cannabis Industry Association Legal and Banking Committee


Firm Highlights


CBD in Foods and Beverages? Not Quite Yet

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The State of Cannabis

Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella’s Cannabis Industry practice group, discusses how one of his main tasks for North Bay cannabis companies in regards to processing licenses are compliance hurdles. In the article, Ryan explained that...

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Legal Strategies for Smoke-Exposed Grapes

Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018. A large wildfire in Mendocino and Lake counties...

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In the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization & Employment Laws

Over the last several years, attitudes towards marijuana use have rapidly changed in the United States. According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of U.S. respondents said marijuana use should be legal...

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Insurance for the Cannabis Industry Program Takeaways

I recently moderated a Bar Association of San Francisco Insurance Section program co-sponsored with the Cannabis Law Section. The program highlighted recent changes to local insurance requirements and market availability of coverage for cannabis...

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2019 BASF Cannabis Conference

Ryan Lowther will provide opening and closing remarks and Greg LeSaint will present at the "Cannabis M&A Transaction Primer" session at the 2019 BASF Cannabis Conference. This half-day event gives practitioners the opportunity to learn about...

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California Cannabis Cultivators Face Legal Challenges as Temporary Licenses Expire

California Cannabis Cultivators Stuck Without Licenses: Ab-97 Gives Some Relief, but Immediate Stop-Gap Measures Still Necessary Over the past few months, thousands of California cannabis farms that had been operating legally with temporary state...

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Evicting Tenants Over “Illegal” Cannabis Operation Comes Back to Bite Landlords in Coverage

A 6th Circuit case decided earlier this year demonstrates how positions taken by insureds in prior litigation can impact or foreclose coverage in subsequent disputes with insurers. See K.V.G. Properties, Inc. v. Westfield Ins...

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Doing Business With the Cannabis Industry? Make Sure Your Insurance Will Cover You

By Shanti Eagle, Farella Braun + Martel, and Martin Fox-Foster, Emergent Risk Insurance Services Much has been written about the difficulties and limitations of insuring leaf-touching cannabis businesses. However, any individual or company simply interacting...

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Cannabis Companies and the California Consumer Privacy Act

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