Co-sponsored by the Leeds School of Business of the University of Colorado Boulder

Dates: June 13-16, 2020

Cannabis entrepreneurship presents unique legal, practical, and business challenges both here in Colorado and, increasingly, around the country. Colorado Law Executive Education, in concert with the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, presents the Cannabis Entrepreneurship Academy: a four-day program that will tackle some of the latest legal and business issues cannabis entrepreneurs face. Topics will include financing and banking, state and federal enforcement and regulatory regimes, ethical issues, comparative perspectives from other states and countries, and startup and business advice from those experienced cannabis entrepreneurs and other industry experts. The Academy will also offer significant networking opportunities. Individuals who complete the four-day program will receive a Certificate in Cannabis Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado Law School and the Leeds School of Business.

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Who is this program for?

  • Executives and management of companies in or working with the cannabis industry
  • Entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry
  • In house and outside general counsel working with companies in or working with the cannabis industry
  • Attorneys who work with cannabis companies
  • Attorneys looking to start a cannabis law practice

Schedule*

Saturday, June 13

Time Event
8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Opening Keynote Address
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 The Shifting Federal Landscape
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:45 Encroachment of Federal Law/the FDA
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-6:00 Negotiations and Issues Specific to Cannabis Deals
6:00-7:30 Welcome Reception in the Wolf Law Building courtyard

Sunday, June 14

Time Event
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Trademark Law and Cannabis
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 The Many Roles and Value of General Counsel
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:45 Finance, Banking, and IRS 280e
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 The State's Perspective

Monday, June 15

Time Event
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 The Psychology of Branding/Behavioral Economics
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Marketing and Brand Development
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:45 Market Intelligence and Data
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-6:00 Understanding and Using Data
6:30-8:30 Dinner in Boulder With a Program Faculty Member

Tuesday, June 16

Time Event
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Entrepreneurship
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Business Strategy
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:45 Partnerships & Acquisitions
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Closing Keynote Panel on the State of the Industry

*Subject to change.

Cost

$2,000. Special early registration discount: 20% off before March 1, 2020 with discount code "ExecEarlyBird".

Cost includes course fees, breakfast and lunch every day, and welcome reception. Discounts are available for groups, government and nonprofit employees, and University of Colorado alumni. Please contact executive@colorado.edu for more information.

CLE Credit

We anticipate that the course will be eligible for approximately 24 Colorado CLE credits, as well as CLE credit in most other jurisdictions. Please contact us to learn more about how to earn CLE credit for a specific state.

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