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Friday, February 28, 2020

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  1:00pm Registration 
  1:25 Welcome and Introductions

An Introduction to the Hemp Industry; Federal and State Legislative History | Russell and Trask

Dive into the industry and its various players to better understand why hemp has such significant commercial value, including an overview of cultivation methods, the cannabinoid extraction process and the various retail products available on the market. Explore how hemp came to the legal marketplace, beginning with the Agricultural Act of 2014 and culminating with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Focus on how the State of North Carolina reacted to these federal laws and implemented its own statutes and pilot program, and also consider the recent debates in the North Carolina General Assembly.

  2:15 Break 

The Current and Future Regulatory Landscape | Russell and Trask

Hemp is an agricultural commodity that is set to be regulated in a significant way at both the federal and state levels. Detail the current regulatory framework for hemp production and how the current state regulations for items such as cultivation and seed distribution fit in with the function of the market, considering that much remains to be determined in the hemp space. Among other things, hear a discussion on potential changes to existing law that have gained momentum, possible additions and improvements to the cultivation regulations, and the likely (but far-off) regulatory developments for back-end products such as food, beverages and dietary supplements at the federal and state levels. Also, explore how we may see the market evolve to incorporate new angles.

  3:05 Break 

Legal Issues Facing the Industry | Russell and Trask

In this session, learn about the numerous legal issues facing hemp-industry participants, including financing and banking services and transactions, regulatory compliance, contract concerns, land and facility leases, bona fide farm designations, shipping and freight, and many more. Also, address the ethics of practicing in this arena and the fulfillment of our professional obligations to clients.

  4:40 Adjourn


FEBRUARY FINALE SCHEDULE | Pick and choose your sessions
Monday, February 24

Securities Regulation


Tuesday, February 25

Immigration Law

Brew Law

Wednesday, February 26

Privacy and Data Security

Ethics, Technology and Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Thursday, February 27

Air and Space


Friday, February 28

Labor and Employment Law

Hemp Law

Web Event Information
Start Time:
February 28, 2020 1:25 PM Eastern
12:25 PM Central, 11:25 AM Mountain, 10:25 AM Pacific
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Estimated Length:
3 hours, 15 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
3 days, 15 hours
Registration Fee:
February Finale: Hemp Law
TUITION RATE. Membership discount automatically applies at checkout. 
Standard: $175
NCBA Member: $145
CLE Premier Pass: $0


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $174 single/double
  • Reservations | Click here to book online (Group Code 2691626)

Speaker Information
Tyler J Russell  [ view bio ]
Allen N Trask III  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 3.00
CLE Premier Pass
LIVE CARY Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:25-4:40pm | #927F10
NCBA Price:$0.00
WEBCAST Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:25-4:40pm | #927L10
NCBA Price:$0.00