The continuing legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis throughout the Midwest has opened opportunities for businesses looking to gain a foothold in the region. It has also brought unique challenges as regulators and companies struggle with a novel and evolving legal landscape.
This session takes a close look at the business, legal, and regulatory realities of operating a cannabis dispensary in the Midwest. What are today's opportunities and obstacles, and more importantly, what's on the horizon?
This panel includes the owner of large-scale cultivation, processor, and dispensary operations; a cannabis attorney and former Ohio consumer protection regulator; and a cannabis attorney, advisor, and educator. The participants will take a multi-perspective and realistic view of how businesses succeed in this complex regulatory environment.
The discussion topics will include:
- How the TCPA, UDAP laws, and other consumer protection regulations apply to your marketing and customer engagement initiatives.
- Common compliance challenges and the hidden risks business owners may not be aware of now.
- Vicarious liability that vendors and other third parties may create and how to protect yourself from the actions of others.
- Impact of conflicting federal and state laws against a rapidly changing regulatory landscape.