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Michael S. Chernis


Michael Chernis
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Practice Areas

  • Cannabis Law

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Speaking Engagements

  • Lectured at quaterly seminars primarily in Los Angeles on State, Local and Federal law governing cannabis use and business models, criminal prosecutores, collectives, and State MMPA compliance issues., Cannabis Career Institute -2009-2016
  • Taxes and the Treatment of Cannabis Income, Medical & Recreational Marijuana in California -10/03/14
  • Federal and Civil Aspects of MCRSA and AUMA, CaNormal -02/18/17
  • Federal Legality and Enforecement Issues Re: Cannabis, Hemp and CBD; the McIntosh Case; and Bills introducted in 2017, NBI Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Calfornia -07/20/17
  • The Future of Cannabis Medicine — An Unfolding Political and Scientific Landscape, CBI Cannabis Based Science -12/01/17
  • Legal Practices for Marijuana Product Packaging and Testing, NBI Marijuana Business Law in California -01/24/18
  • California Marijuana Taxation: The Laterst Rules, Ethics, NBI Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Ca -06/19/18
  • 10 Things to Consider in Finding Real Estate for your Cannabis Business in Los Angeles as a Potential Social Equity Application, LA Technical College – Cannabis Social Equity -07/19/18
  • Securing State Licenses and Local Permits, NCIA 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit Expo 2018 -07/25/18
  • Federal Legality of Hemp and CBD, CBD Expo West -09/21/18
  • How not to get Burned by the Regulators, Pincus Recreational and Medical Marijuana Law and Business in California -11/01/18
  • Insurance and Risk Mitigation for CBD Spa Services and Products, American Spa CBD Summit 2019 Denver -08/05/19
  • Status of Hemp CBD under CA Laws and Regs, Cannabis Business LAW CWCB Expo LA -09/25/19
  • Compliance Update and Issues, Pincus Cannabis and Hemp Law Business in California -06/04/20
  • BCC Compliance and Enforcement, CalNORML -06/01/21
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