Course Features



  • Lessons 7
  • Quizzes 3
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 0
  • Duration 90 Days
  • Students 23
  • Certificates No
  • Badges No

For the first time in the state’s history, California is implementing a state licensing structure for commercial sales of medical and adult-use cannabis. If you need to know how to participate in that regulated system, this course offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory structure and requirements of both the Medical Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act of 2015 (“MCRSA”) and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”), including license types, local permitting requirements, cross-ownership restrictions, and implementation.

The differences between the MCRSA and AUMA systems as currently written are identified, as well as the significance of the passage and implementation of both laws.  Become familiar with the regulatory agencies who have discretion to write rules and regulations between now and 2018, as well as understanding the default laws we are currently operating under prior to licenses becoming available.

About the Instructor

Nicole Howell NeuberNicole Howell Neubert is a “go-to” business lawyer for the cannabis industry in California and beyond. Her sharp intellect, thorough analysis, and fierce client commitment are complimented by her uniquely well-rounded set of skills, industry expertise and wide-ranging, relevant legal experience.

A trusted counselor and relentless advocate, Nicole serves as outside general counsel to the cannabis field, providing advice on matters of corporate and business counseling, entity formation and operation, business litigation, and regulatory permitting and compliance.

Her clients include both the pioneers and new leaders of the bourgeoning medical marijuana and cannabis industry, including medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives across California, storefront dispensaries, delivery services, technology companies, Indian-owned cannabis businesses, investors, and qualified patients creating amazing cannabis products and services.

Nicole brings to her cannabis practice a decade of experience as a criminal and civil litigator during which she also developed her business transactional practice. She has represented individuals, fiduciaries, and businesses both in the boardroom – regarding business and corporate legal issues – and in state and federal courts – in a full range of complex business litigation, parallel civil, criminal and regulatory actions, high-stakes tort, trade secret, and employment litigation, as well as trust and estate disputes. Her litigation clients value her ability to quickly understand the technical aspects and human dynamics of each set of facts, and the tenacity she applies to achieving the client’s goal in every matter.

Prior to founding Clark Neubert LLP, Nicole was a senior attorney with San Francisco’s premier boutique civil and criminal defense firm Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP where she practiced for eight years, after starting her career at the preeminent firm of Farella Braun + Martel LLP.

Since 2012, Nicole has been named each year a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and recognized for several years running as an “Attorney to Watch” by Chambers and Partners USA.

Licensed in California and Oregon, Nicole and the firm have been active in the political efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana and adopt medical marijuana regulations in California and advocate for national drug policy reform.

 

  • MCRSA and AUMA Module 1 - Introduction

  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Introduction
    5 minutes
  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Disclaimer
    10 minutes
  • MCRSA and AUMA Module 2 - California Law: What the Laws Are

  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Presentation 1
    15 minutes
  • quiz
    MCRSA and AUMA Quiz 1
    9 questions
  • MCRSA and AUMA Module 3 - How State Licensing Will Work in CA

  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Presentation 2
    15 minutes
  • quiz
    MCRSA and AUMA Quiz 2
    11 questions
  • MCRSA and AUMA Module 4 - How to Obtain a License

  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Presentation 3
    10 minutes
  • quiz
    MCRSA and AUMA Quiz 3
    9 questions
  • MCRSA and AUMA Resource Materials and Course Survey

  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Student Resource Materials
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MCRSA and AUMA Course Survey
    10 minutes