James Creedon on "Protecting & Building Your Cannabis Brand"
On March 9, 2019, James Creedon joined Richard Cheng of DLA Piper to discuss the many legal issues to consider when starting or growing a business in the cannabis industry. This presentation, hosted by the Texas Cannabis Business Alliance, was attended by a wide variety of entrepreneurs at the Communion Neighborhood Cooperative and was divided into three sections:
The first section was an overview of the current legal status of cannabis laws and regulations on the federal and state level, and included discussion of legislation pending in the U.S. Congress and the Texas legislature. The second section used an example business to walk through the immediate challenges faced by cannabis industry companies in Texas, addressing topics such as the legal status of CBD, industrial hemp farming, and the Texas Compassionate Use program. The final section identified the importance of good business practices and the use of resources such as the TCBA to connect with other industry members and start informed on changes in the law.