Katy M. Young, Partner, Ad Astra Law Group, LLP, to Speak at TKG's Cannabis Marijuana Regulation LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Katy M. Young, Partner, Ad Astra Law Group, LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cannabis Marijuana Regulation: Current Legal Issues You Should Know LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 30, 2018 - This event is scheduled for March 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).

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    About Katy M. Young
    Ms. Young specializes in business and commercial litigation, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, civil litigation in the cannabis industry, computer fraud and abuse litigation, financial services litigation, real estate, construction defect, business torts, professional negligence, and general counsel work. She performs selected business transactions, including drafting and interpreting contracts, licensing agreements, leases, and trademarks.

    Ms. Young graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009 and is a member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Berkeley Rotary Club, ProVisors San Francisco IX, the USF Women Lawyers Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2014 and is one of the three Founding Partners at Ad Astra Law Group, LLP in San Francisco.

    About Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
    Ad Astra Law Group, LLP is a boutique law firm that represents clients throughout the Bay Area and Southern California in business, employment, and real estate disputes, computer fraud and abuse matters, as well as estate and probate matters. Ad Astra derives its name from the Latin phrase, “per aspera ad astra”, meaning “through hardships to the stars”, counseling clients through difficult situations to achieve great results.

    Ad Astra strives to resolve its cases through settlement and mediation, but its courtroom-tested attorneys have the experience, knowledge and desire to try cases before any state or federal court in California.

    Event Synopsis:
    The previous year has been a significant year for the marijuana industry as more states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for medical and/or recreational use. However, despite the growing number of states that have legalized marijuana, it is classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act and remains illegal under federal law. In January 2018, the Department of Justice rescinded the Cole memorandum, an Obama-era directive to US attorneys ordering them to focus on prosecuting major distributors and more serious marijuana-related offenses, such as selling to minors. The revocation of the Cole memorandum effectively allows federal prosecutors to decide how to prioritize and pursue enforcement of federal marijuana laws.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help businesses in the cannabis industry understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of significant legal and regulatory issues surrounding legalized marijuana. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies to minimize legal and regulatory risks related to cannabis products.

    Key topics include:
    • Legalizing marijuana – an overview of state laws and programs.
    • DOJ's federal marijuana enforcement policy – what’s changed now that the Cole memorandum has been rescinded?
    • The status of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prevents the Justice Department from using its funding to keep states from implementing medical marijuana laws.
    • Federal regulatory jurisdiction issues, including EPA regulation of pesticides used on cannabis and potential FDA enforcement regarding medical claims, edibles, and packaging.
    • Other recent regulatory trends and developments impacting the cannabis industry.
    • Practical tips to help minimize litigation and enforcement risks.

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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