Our 6th Annual Preeminent Conference for Cannabis Law Practitioners!

Cannabis Law Institutesm 2023

Igniting Legal Excellence in the Cannabis Industry

June 8-10 | Washington, DC

$1,099 $799 Members | $1,099 Non-Members

$799+$350 (membership) = $1,149
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    3 Days

    An immersive educational event that puts you in the room with the foremost cannabis law practitioners!

    • Keynotes and Fireside Chats

    • Dual-track CLE Sessions

    • Socials and Afterparties

    24 Sessions

    Inform your legal practice with 18+ hrs of CLE sessions that address key industry issues such including:

    • Interstate Commerce

    • International Opportunities

    • Federal Policy & much more!

    ~100 Speakers

    The CLIsm roster is packed with the brightest minds in cannabis law from the USA & around the world, including:

    • Europe

    • Latin America

    • ...and beyond

    Nightly Socials

    Work hard. Play hard.
    Network with your colleagues at lively social gatherings after each day of educational sessions.

    • June 8 | 5:30pm - 8pm

    • June 9 | (time TBD)

    • June 10 | Closing Happy Hour

    Gold Sponsors

    About CLI2023

    Igniting Legal Excellence in the Cannabis Industry

    The International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Cannabis Law Institutetm 2023 (CLI 2023), the marquee conference dedicated to advancing legal excellence in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. This dynamic event, widely considered to be the preeminent annual conference for cannabis law practitioners, will take place from June 8 to June 10, 2023, at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.CLI 2023 is set to bring together a diverse array of legal experts, policymakers, and industry pioneers from around the world. As the cannabis landscape continues to transform, this conference will provide attendees with invaluable insights and practical knowledge to navigate the complex legal framework surrounding the industry."We are excited to host the Cannabis Law Institute 2023 and provide an exceptional platform for legal professionals and industry leaders to collaborate, learn, and share cutting-edge legal strategies," said Jason Horst, President of the INCBA. "This conference is instrumental in shaping the future of the cannabis industry, fostering innovation, and ensuring compliance with evolving legal standards."Spanning three insightful days, the INCBA Cannabis Law Institute 2023 will feature a robust program packed with keynote addresses, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, covering a wide range of critical topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with esteemed experts and gain profound insights into emerging legal trends,
    regulatory challenges, business opportunities, and social equity issues in the cannabis industry.
    Sessions will include thought-provoking discussions such as "Legacy to Legal: Balancing Incentives and Enforcement," "Descheduling vs Rescheduling," "The Intersection of Law, Policy, and Science: Contradiction or Complement?," and "Here Comes the Money: Banking and Payment Processing in the Cannabis Industry."The INCBA Cannabis Law Institute 2023 offers unparalleled networking opportunities, fostering connections among legal professionals, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and industry influencers.

    Agenda at-a-glance

    June 8th

    June 8th

    Location: JMA Auditorium (9am - 5:30pm)

    • 8:00-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

    • 9:00-9:30am: CLI 2023 Introduction by Conference Co-Chairs

    • 9:30-10:30am: Congressional Fireside (tentative)

    • 10:40-11:40am: Developments in Federal Cannabinoid Regulation

    • 11:50am-12:50pm: Legacy to Legal: Balancing Incentives and Enforcement

    • 2:00-2:50pm: The Intersection of Law, Policy, and Science: Contradiction or Complement?

    • 3:00-4:15pm: 2nd Annual Summary of Precedential Rulings and Litigation Trends

    • 4:25-5:25pm: State of Global Cannabis Industry

    June 9th

    June 9th (Room L201)

    Location: GW Law School (9:30am - 5:20pm)

    • 9:30-10:30am: Surrounded by Stressors: Attorney Suicide Risk, Mental Health, and Competence

    • 10:40am-11:40am: Ethics - Balancing Zealous Advocacy With the Duty of Candor - and Conscience

    • 11:50am-12:50pm: Contracting in the Supply Chain

    • 2-3:00pm: Federal Cannabis Legislation and Regulation

    • 3:10pm-4:10pm: Federal Hemp Legislation and Regulation

    • 4:20pm-5:20pm: Pathways to Ending Federal Prohibition: An Overview of Descheduling & Rescheduling

    June 9th (Room L301)

    Location: GW Law School (9:30am - 5:20pm)

    • 9:30-10:30am: Interstate Commerce in Theory: Raich, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and How Challenges to Social Equity Programs Could Impact Interstate Cannabis Commerce

    • 10:40-11:40am: Interstate Commerce in Statehouses and the Courts: What Will Ultimately Bring About the Onset of Interstate Sales?

    • 11:50am-12:50am: Interstate Commerce in Practice: What will Interstate commerce actually look like, and how will it be regulated?

    • 2:00-3:00pm: Risky Business: Managing Risk Within a Cannabis Company.

    • 3:10pm-4:10pm: Here Comes the Money: Banking and Payment Processing in the Cannabis Industry

    • 4:20pm-5:20pm: Elimination of Bias - Unmasking Social Equity: A Multifaceted Analysis of State Programs

    June 10th

    June 10th (Room L201)

    Location: GW Law School (9:30am - 5:20pm)

    • 9:30-10:30am: Exploring Emerging Adult Use Markets in the Americas: Opportunities and Challenges

    • 10:40am-11:40am: Medical Cannabis: Overview of Emerging Legal Issues and their Impact on the International Market

    • 11:50am-12:50pm: Canada: What Federal Legalization Looks Like 4 years Later and What Have We Learned

    June 10th (Room L301)

    Location: GW Law School (9:30am - 5:20pm)

    • 9:30-10:30am: High Stakes: Navigating Supply Chain Dynamics in Cannabis Regulatory Licensing Models

    • 10:40-11:40am: Regulating Cannabinoids: A Comparative Analysis of Intoxicating and Non-Intoxicating Models

    • 11:50am-12:50am: Navigating the Highs and Lows of Cannabis Regulatory Compliance—Insights, Best Practices, and Hurdles

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    June 8th

    Jack Morton Auditorium

    805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

    June 9th & 10th (CLE Sessions)

    The George Washington University Law School

    2000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052

    Each year, INCBA holds its annual event at a law school around the continental US. We search for a location that can support our growing numbers, but provide the intimate setting and academic influence that makes our members and attendees strive for legal excellence. We are so thrilled to return to GW Law for just these reasons.

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    Each year, International Cannabis Bar Association hosts the Cannabis law Institutesm, where the leading minds in law convene for a multi-day, immersive educational and networking event. Offering CLE credit in the United States and select other jurisdictions, CLI covers a multitude of topics in educational sessions interspersed with networking luncheons, off-site events, receptions, and committee and leadership meetings to inform your legal practice. In its fifth year, INCBA's CLI has emerged at the do-not-miss event legal event of the year, where relationships are formed and key insights are provided.