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Cannabis LawTalk is a podcast focused on the business, politics and law of the cannabis industry. Hosted by attorneys and business advisors Ken Foltz (Pennsylvania), Christopher Gonzalez (California), and Michael H. Sampson (Pennsylvania), members of Leech Tishman’s Cannabis Industry Group, this podcast has a national scope, with particular attention on the newest laws in California and Pennsylvania. Cannabis LawTalk will offer listeners insight, guidance, legal analysis and industry developments on the cannabis industry in layman’s terms. Whether you are interested in starting, purchasing or investing in a cannabis, CBD, THC cannabinoid business; or are interested in operating in the international industrial hemp arena; or are simply curious about the industry and its impact on our communities and its citizens, the podcast will feature some of the influencers in the industry and will regularly examine legal and business implications in this ever-changing space.

Cannabis LawTalk Ken, Chris and Mike

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Cannabis LawTalk is a podcast focused on the business, politics and law of the cannabis industry. Hosted by attorneys and business advisors Ken Foltz (Pennsylvania), Christopher Gonzalez (California), and Michael H. Sampson (Pennsylvania), members of Leech Tishman’s Cannabis Industry Group, this podcast has a national scope, with particular attention on the newest laws in California and Pennsylvania. Cannabis LawTalk will offer listeners insight, guidance, legal analysis and industry developments on the cannabis industry in layman’s terms. Whether you are interested in starting, purchasing or investing in a cannabis, CBD, THC cannabinoid business; or are interested in operating in the international industrial hemp arena; or are simply curious about the industry and its impact on our communities and its citizens, the podcast will feature some of the influencers in the industry and will regularly examine legal and business implications in this ever-changing space.

    Women in Cannabis

    Women in Cannabis

    In this episode, we sat down with attorneys Tobi Lebowitz, the Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs at Jushi Holdings Inc., and Alissa (Ali) Jubelirer, a legal consultant in the cannabis industry, to discuss the status of women currently involved in or looking to enter the cannabis industry.  Both Tobi and Ali entered the industry in the last 3-4 years and have experienced, even within that time, the growth in opportunities for both women and minorities to excel their careers within that space. This episode is all about learning to create a more inclusive work space for attorneys interested in entering this new field, and the benefits of getting into a less than traditional industry for women and minorities alike. 



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    • 34 min
    An Interview with Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, John Fetterman

    An Interview with Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, John Fetterman

    In this episode, we sat down with Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, John Fetterman to discuss his stance on the legalization of marijuana both medical and recreational. Lt. Governor Fetterman is in the midst of his run for the vacant Pennsylvania Senate seat left by Senator Pat Toomey, who announced he would not seek a third term. 


    This episode was recorded in May of 2021. 


    Disclaimer
    The hosts and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl in no way encourage illegal activity. Listeners of this podcast must be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice given herein is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that nothing in this podcast is intended to be deemed advice regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.
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    • 28 min
    Financial Considerations in the Cannabis Space

    Financial Considerations in the Cannabis Space

    In this episode, we discuss financial considerations and recent fiscal trends in the cannabis industry, including capital raises, fluctuations in valuations for cannabis businesses, launch challenges and operational challenges, and more.

    This episodes was recorded in Las Vegas in February 2020.

    Disclaimer
    The hosts and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl in no way encourage illegal activity. Listeners of this podcast must be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice given herein is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that nothing in this podcast is intended to be deemed advice regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.
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    • 24 min
    Interview with Tony Van Pelt, Founder of Chronic Candy

    Interview with Tony Van Pelt, Founder of Chronic Candy

    Ken & Chris interview Tony Van Pelt, the Founder of Chronic Candy, which specializes in edible CBD products, including lollipops that are made from organic CBD.

    Tony talks about how he founded the business over 20 years ago, addressing the stigmas he has faced both in his personal and business life over that time. Tony also discusses some of the challenges faced by the business when dealing with regulations and public opinion, as well as confusion and misinformation about CBD, hemp, and marijuana. 

    Disclaimer
    The hosts and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl in no way encourage illegal activity. Listeners of this podcast must be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice given herein is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that nothing in this podcast is intended to be deemed advice regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.
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    • 32 min
    Cannabis Hot Topics: 2020

    Cannabis Hot Topics: 2020

    In this episode, we take a look at the "Hot Topics" in the Cannabis Industry, examining recent developments and potential future changes in this space in the first few months of 2020.

    We discuss California's challenges, including taxation, growth concerns, and changing laws; the legalization of cannabis in Illinois in 2020, including licenses for craft-growing, infusing, and transportation; and the changing relationship of the current legal market and the "traditional" or "black market" in the cannabis industry.


    Disclaimer
    The hosts and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl in no way encourage illegal activity. Listeners of this podcast must be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is a federal crime, and no legal advice given herein is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law nor will it provide any guidance or assistance in complying with federal law. Please also note that nothing in this podcast is intended to be deemed advice regarding the federal, state or local tax consequences of engaging in any business in this industry.
    Support the show (http://www.cannabislawtalk.com/)

    • 15 min
    Contracts - Is My Contract Worth the Hemp It's Printed On

    Contracts - Is My Contract Worth the Hemp It's Printed On

    In this episode, Ken & Chris discuss the importance of drafting written contracts; the potential risks in using "handshake deals;" operating agreements & partnership agreements and how they relate to cannabis grower or dispensary licenses, as well as ownership concerns; tag-along or drag-along rights; and "future cooperation" clauses.
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    • 33 min

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