Kristina D. Dickens Moderates Panel Regarding Cannabis and Opium Industries at ABA Business Law Spring 2024 Meeting

PresentationsJasmine Salinas

Christopoulos Dickens’ Partner Kristina D. Dickens recently moderated a panel regarding the cannabis and opium industries in the US and India respectively at the American Bar Association’s 2024 Business Law Spring Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The panel, “High on Taxes: A Global Ganja Gala,” focused on:

  • Federal cannabis regulations and potential rescheduling
  • Federal cannabis taxation
  • State cannabis regulatory and taxation models, with a specific focus on California, Washington and Colorado
  • M&A, entity and agreement considerations for cannabis businesses
  • The consumption, regulation and taxation of opium in India.

The Business Law Spring Meeting is the top gathering of business law professionals from around the world. Managing partners, in-house counsel, government regulators, judges and other leading business law practitioners gather at this conference to discuss major issues facing business lawyers today.

More about the Spring Meeting can be viewed here.

Kristina provides comprehensive legal counsel and risk analysis to all tiers of the beverage alcohol industry, including suppliers, distributors and retailers, including hotels, grocery stores, restaurants, bars and music venues. She focuses her practice on multi-unit licensing, trade practice counseling and regulatory compliance matters for her clients throughout the country.

Christopoulos Dickens is the premier, Chicago-based law firm representing clients nationwide in all tiers and facets of the beverage alcohol and hospitality industry. Our seasoned professionals bring over three decades of experience to clients, including breweries, distilleries, distributors, restaurants, hotels, event production teams and any other entity within the vibrant industry.