Nelson Hardiman Sponsoring Beverly Hills Bar Association Membership MixerThe Beverly Hills Bar Association Presents the event: Landlord-Tenant Issues Affecting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California.

This luncheon program will discuss important considerations for landlords, as well as their attorneys and other representatives, who are involved in medical marijuana dispensary leases in the City of Los Angeles and state of California. This program promises to be one of the most distinguished discussions on this topic in the state of California. A well-qualified panel will discuss federal, state and local implications for entering into such leases. Topics covered will include: City of Los Angeles LAMC 45.19.6 et seq, 15 conditions for limited immunity to apply, Proposition D and the effect of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) on January 1, 2018, landlord’s need to comply with state and local ordinances, new regulations effective January 1, 2016, changes to limited immunity of multiple health and safety codes, local jurisdiction license vs. state license, federal Controlled Substance Act Issues, co-conspirator, forfeiture, and misdemeanor and felony issues. The program will also explore ethical considerations for attorneys representing landlord and tenants in the medical marijuana arena.

About The Speakers:

The Hon. Steven K. Lubell (Ret.) after a decade as a Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner and adjunct professor of law, and over a decade before that as a real estate lawyer, maintains a law practice in the area of the regulation and compliance with medical cannabis laws in the State of California and the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and dispensing of cannabis under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, and the proposed Adult Use Initiative.

Aaron Lachant, a partner at Nelson Hardiman in West Los Angeles, began representing medical marijuana dispensaries in 2009. He has drafted the municipal medical marijuana regulatory ordinance that qualified for the May 2013 ballot and has represented over 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in California.

Michael Grahn is a principal with Grahn Law and specializes in both criminal and civil law. Mr. Grahn has a specialty in California medical marijuana defense and has a variety of experience under this category, including representation of makers of smartphone apps who focus on mobile cannabis delivery.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Lawry’s The Prime Rib (Directions, Free Underground Parking)
$0 – Members of The Order of Distinguished Attorneys
$25 – BHBA Members who pay in advance*
$225 – Non-BHBA Members who pay in advance*