The Cannabusiness Key


Hosted by Offit Kurman cannabis attorney and thought leader Darren Weiss, and featuring Cannabis Practice Group attorneys and experts from outside the firm this monthly, hour-long webinar series addresses operational and legal issues affecting those in legalized cannabis industry. The series is designed for applicants for, and operators of, legal cannabis businesses as well as business owners and service providers servicing the industry. Click here to signup to receive invitations to The Cannabusiness Key in your email.

Can Medical Cannabis for Pain Really Help with the Opioid-Dependency Epidemic?

Wednesday, May 10th

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

An oft-cited evaluation of data circulating the cannabis press is that in states with medical cannabis, there is a 25% reduction in opioid use. But correlation is not causation, as any scientist will tell you. Does an individual’s cannabis use actually reduce opioid dependency? Join Offit Kurman cannabis attorney Darren Weiss and his guest Dr. Pritesh Kumar, as they discuss these questions and more. Dr. Pritest Kumar is the primary investigator of a large harm-reduction cohort study across Canada, investigating chronic pain patients’ use of medical cannabis as a potential substitute for opioids. Dr. Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, with a focus in cannabinoid (cannabis) pharmacology, from the University of Louisville. He is the CEO of PhytoSciences, an international organization comprising 40+ scientists based in the US, Canada, India, Africa and Latin America. The company consults on clinical trial solutions, novel drug delivery technology development, industrial scale manufacturing and commercial bioprocessing, and has provided consulting services to several US state government officials, as well as international governments, on effective medical cannabis policies. He regularly advises on standards for manufacturing, and actively serves as an adviser to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.

The Cannabusiness Key 2017 Archives

April 7th – Cannabis Policy and Practice in the Trump Era. Video

March 10th – Licensing Considerations for Your Cannabusiness. Video

February 16th – Pesticide Issues for Your Cannabusiness. Video

January 13th – Security Essentials for Your Cannabusiness. Video


The Cannabusiness Key 2016 Archives

December 9th – Medical and Scientific Research Issues for Cannabusinesses. Video

November 11th – Labeling and Packaging Issues for the Cannabis Industry. Video

October 14th – Real Estate and Zoning Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video

September 30th – Insuring Your Cannabusiness: Insurance Issues for the Cannabis Industry. Video

September 16th – Focus on Ohio: Understanding the Buckeye State's Cannabis Law. Video

September 2nd – Section 280E, Form 8300, and Tax Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video

August 19th – The Cole Memorandum and Limitations on Marketing to Children. Video

August 4th – Re-Scheduling/De-Scheduling Cannabis and the Impact on your Cannabusiness. Video

July 22nd – Beyond the Hippocratic Oath: Health Care Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video

July 7th – Intellectual Property Protections for Your Cannabusiness. Video

June 24th – Crowdfunding Your Cannabusiness: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Video

June 10th – New Overtime Rules And The Impact On Your Cannabusiness. Video



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