.California Medical Cannabis Law, Regulations, and Professional Events Listings

California’s historic new medical cannabis regulations bestow unprecedented legitimacy on the billion-dollar industry, and the sector is exploding with growth. 

For example, events related to medical cannabis law, regulations, and professional development are multiplying rapidly. Here is a selection of upcoming dates on our radar.

“Protecting Access in Your Community”
Live online broadcast via YouTube/ Google Hangout
8 p.m.
Americans for Safe Access details how to stop and reverse local bans on medical cannabis cultivation, delivery, and dispensing.

National Cannabis Industry Association Quarterly Caucus — San Francisco
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
SF Green Space, San Francisco
Each Cannabis Caucus is free of charge for current NCIA members.

Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission Hearing
6 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley
Hearing to take public comment on the six groups vying for a new Berkeley dispensary permit.



“Disjointed Regulation: State Efforts to Legalize Marijuana”
A conference at UC Davis School of Law on January 29, 2016.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UC Davis School of Law, Room 1001
“UC Davis Law Review will host 13 scholars to discuss the major legal issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana in some states. Panel topics include federalism issues, the taxation and regulation of marijuana, and how state legalization could impact our criminal justice and incarceration systems.”

Keynote: Professor Richard J. Bonnie, Professor of Medicine and Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Morning Speaker: Allen Hopper, Director of Criminal Justice and Drug Policy, ACLU of Northern California

•    Associate Dean Steven Bender, Seattle University School of Law
•    Professor Sam Kamin, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
•    Brianne Gorod, Appellate Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
•    Jolene Forman, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance
•    Professor Alex Kriet, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
•    Professor Andrea Roth, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
•    Professor Michael Vitiello, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
•    Professor Erik Luna, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
•    Professor Benjamin Leff, American University Washington College of Law
•    Professor Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School
•    Professor Jeremy Kidd, Mercer Law School

Feb. 3 – 6
WomenGROW Leadership Summit 2016
Denver, Colorado
Now featuring Melissa Etheridge

Feb. 5
Women GROW: Bay Area Networking Event
6 – 8 p.m.
1355 Market Street, #488, San Francisco

Feb. 6
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee town hall meeting 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Willits Senior Center, 1501 Baechtel Road Willits, CA
For more information, please contact Sarah Dukett at the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441 or [email protected]

Feb. 10
State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, CPA. Cannabis Traceability Stakeholder Meeting
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
450 N. Street, Room 121, Sacramento, CA

Feb. 13-14
International Cannabis Business Conference
San Francisco, CA.
Featuring Dr. Joycelyn Elders, US Surgeon General, Andrew Sullivan, …

Feb. 18
Bay Area Women Grow & Gateway Incubator Present: Startup Pitch Workshop
A special workshop focused on women founders to improve pitching skills
Gateway, 330 2nd St., Oakland

Feb. 20
2nd annual Ganjier Spring Kickoff
The Mateel Community Center, Redway, Humboldt County
“…jump start the outdoor season and get cultivators prepared with the seeds, tools and knowledge they’ll need in 2016 …”

March 3-5
California Cannabis Business Expo
San Francisco, CA.

We’ll update this list as we get more notifications.
You can notify me of events at [email protected]


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