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Cannabis Basics and How to Obtain a Cannabis Business License

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This course gives attorneys a basic understanding of the cannabis market. We will review the basic principles of cannabis and what attorneys should expect when applying for a cannabis business license on behalf of their clients. The course will review essential cannabis terminology, the difference between medical and recreational use of cannabis, the various types of cannabis products, cannabis license types, and what is truly involved when applying for a state cannabis business license. We will also discuss what happens after your client receives their license. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Give participants a basic understanding of cannabis terminology and definitions
  • Discuss the different types of cannabis products and uses
  • Discuss the status of federal cannabis legalization
  • Classify and describe the different types of cannabis business licenses
  • Analyze applicant considerations when applying for a state cannabis business license for your client
  • Identify state regulatory agencies that must be considered when producing cannabis products Describe the operational landscape after your client receive their license.

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Cannabis Law
  • Contracts
  • Federal Courts
  • Health Care Law
  • Pharmaceutical Law
  • State, Local and Municipal Law


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit