CBD & Hemp Industry

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This presentation will explore the history of Hemp and CBD in the United States, the legality of selling and manufacturing Hemp and CBD products in the United States, generally as well as the uncertainty surrounding FDA regulations. I will also discuss the growing market place in the United States and Canada.
Speaker Bio
Founding Partner,
Sichenzia Ross Ference LLPAdjunct Professor,

Hofstra University School of Law, Business and Law of MarijuanaMarc J. Ross is a founding partner of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, a firm he started in 1998 which specializes in corporate, securities, litigation and regulatory matters.

In the securities and corporate area, Mr. Ross advises companies with their 1934 Act reporting requirements as well as their NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE and other exchange listing and compliance matters. In addition, Mr. Ross assists companies going public, whether through a reverse merger (RTO), initial public offering (IPO), or (DPO). He also advises clients on investment and capital raising transactions, including private investments in public equities (PIPEs), initial public offerings (IPOs), registered direct offerings (RDs), and shelf offerings.

In the litigation and regulatory area, Mr. Ross represents clients in commercial/securities matters from arbitrations before FINRA, the AAA, and JAMS, to court cases nationwide. Mr. Ross also counsels clients in civil regulatory and possible criminal investigations before self-regulatory organizations, state agencies, or federal agencies, and he regularly appears before the SEC, FINRA, and state securities agencies in connections with their investigations.

SRF’s Cannabis Law Group is led by founding partner, Marc J. Ross. Marc Ross, who is recognized for his knowledge and experience in this area, regularly speaks on topics concerning marijuana and marijuana-related businesses, including CLE credited seminars. As a pioneer in the East Coast Cannabis Space, in addition to his practice, Marc is also an adjunct law professor at Hofstra University School of Law, currently starting his
fifth year of teaching one of the first classes in the United States dealing with marijuana and businesses, titled Business and Law of Marijuana.

Mr. Ross pioneered the first law school course on marijuana at Hofstra University School of Law, titled Business and Law of Marijuana. In his course, Mr. Ross introduces students to the rapidly-developing legal questions encountered in the operation of marijuana-related businesses. The course uses a fictional business, Cannabis Inc., to explore (1) the interplay between state laws legalizing recreational and/or medical marijuana uses and the Federal Controlled Substances Act; (2) enforcement and application of other regulatory regimes governing the operation of marijuana-related businesses, such as banking and securities laws; and (3) the ethical considerations for an attorney advising a client engaged in a marijuana-related business.