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INCBA Europe Conference at CB Expo in Zurich 2022 – a great success!

  On the weekend of September 10th, INCBA hosted the first ever Conference for Cannabis Lawyers in Europe at the CB Expo. Over the course of two days, seventeen attorneys from Europe and the US presented seven sessions on the main legal issues facing the European cannabis market. Topics included the principle of free movement of hemp and cannabis products within the EU, the legal classification of CBD products as food or cosmetics, contractual aspects of importing cannabis products into the EU, the legal hurdles in the legalization of recreational cannabis, and much more. The active and participatory audience included both lawyers as well as interested entrepreneurs who could take away valuable insights for their businesses. In addition to the unparalleled education, there was plenty of networking to be found, including the social reception at Cannavigia sponsored by INCBA on the eve of the conference, at the after-party of the conference itself, or at the closing dinner with INCBA Lea

INCBA Ethics Committee Offers Suggested Model Rule Revision to ABA

  This week INCBA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee commented to the ABA regarding a proposed change to the Model Rules for client due diligence , and committee member Joslin Monahan spoke on behalf of INCBA at an ABA roundtable for the same.   INCBA proposed modifying Model Rule 1.2(d) and offered a comment to Rule 1.6 , both designed to promote that cannabis lawyers – and other attorneys dealing with dual sovereignty conflicts – are able to advise and represent their legal cannabis clients, and ensure attorney-client privilege with the same, without fear of discipline merely for assisting their clients in following the law. Quick Links: INCBA Request for Comment Support INCBA Ethics Hotline

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