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The Cannabusiness Key

October 5 at 12:00 pm UTC-4


Hosted by Offit Kurman 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. Sign up here to receive email invitations to The Cannabusiness Key in your inbox.

Information Technology Issues in the Cannabis Industry: Challenges and Solutions


Eric Schlissel, the CEO of GeekTek, will join Jason Klein of Offit Kurman, to instruct on the changes cannabis operators can make right now to their IT that will result in measurable competitive advantages. Building a resilient and scalable IT ecosystem is critical as you plan, build and expand your cannabis operation.

Subjects covered will include:
• Best practices for physical and digital access controls
• HIPAA compliance concerns for medical operations
• Data breach prevention and response planning
• Unique security concerns in the cannabis industry
• SOPs for day-to-day technical operations
• Cybersecurity best practices

Friday, October 5th

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Guest Speaker

Eric Schlissel
CEO of GeekTek

Eric Schlissel is the CEO of GeekTek, a national managed IT/cybersecurity firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Widely recognized as a thought leader in the IT industry, he has spoken extensively throughout the country as both a panelist and moderator on data security issues facing the cannabis industry. He has been widely published and quoted in The LA Times, Wired, CIO Magazine, ChannelPro, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, the CCIA, NACB Insights and other leading publications. Possessing 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience, Eric is also a travel addict, aspiring bourbon connoisseur, and foodie-wannabe.



The Cannabusiness Key 2018 Archives

09/07/18 – Cannabis up North! Regulatory and IP Issues Under Canada's New Adult Use Market. Video
07/20/18 Brands Built for Expansion: Interstate and International Cannabis Strategy Session. Video
06/01/12 – Tax Reform Act and its Impact on Maryland's Medical Cannabis Industry Owners. Video
05/04/18 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Cannabis/Hemp. Video
04/06/18 – The Emerging Role of the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) in the Cannabis Industry. Video
03/02/18  Canna Business Valuation Methods and Metrics. Video
02/02/18  Medical Ethics and Patient Advisory in Your Cannabis Business. Video
01/05/18  How Dispensary Employees Can Effectively Assist Medical Cannabis Patients. Video

The Cannabusiness Key 2017 Archives

11/03/17  Maryland Medical Dispensary Association. Video
10/06/17  Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials. Video
09/01/17  Before You Borrow: How To Avoid Bad Money and Onerous Loan Obligations In Your Cannabusiness. Video
08/04/17 – Real Estate for Cannabis Businesses. Video
07/14/17 – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Commercial Insurance Preparation. Video
06/02/17 – Takoma Wellness Center: Four Years Dispensing Medical Cannabis 300 ft. across Maryland State Line. Video
05/10/17 – Can Medical Cannabis for Pain Really Help with the Opioid-Dependency Epidemic? Video
04/07/17 – Cannabis Policy and Practice in the Trump Era. Video
03/10/17 – Licensing Considerations for Your Cannabusiness. Video
02/16/17 – Pesticide Issues for Your Cannabusiness. Video
01/13/17 – Security Essentials for Your Cannabusiness. Video



October 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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