Cannabis Business Group and MJ Freeway to co-host webinar on "The Top 10 Hottest Issues in the I-502 Draft Rules."
Dear CBG member or potential member,

The Cannabis Business Group (CBG) is one of Washington's fastest growing cannabis trade organizations. The CBG is strictly focused on I-502 implementation and currently concentrates all of its efforts on lobbying the Liquor Control Board (LCB) for meaningful and sustainable regulations for producers, processors, and retailers under I-502. MJ Freeway is a seasoned and professional inventory tracking software company specializing in cannabis seed-to-sale transactions. MJ Freeway currently has clients in all states with either medical or recreational state cannabis laws. MJ Freeway is also a listed expert member of the CBG. 

The CBG is happy to announce that it will be co-hosting a webinar with MJ Freeway about the top 10 hottest issues presented in the new draft rules under I-502. The webinar will take place at 11 a.m. (PDT/12 p.m. MDT) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from industry experts on the major issues in the draft rules as they see them. 
The Cannabis Business Group
What you need to know about the details in the draft rules that affect your eligibility to obtain an I-502 Producer, Processor, or Retailer license. 
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The CBG and MJ Freeway realize that stakeholders must be apprised of the details in the proposed rules that will ultimately have an affect on their eligibility to receive an I-502 license. In turn, the CBG and MJ Freeway will co-host a webinar with industry attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Robert McVay, of the Canna Law Group to present the ten most prevalent issues in the draft rules. The Canna Law Group has, for years, represented hundreds of cannabis clients in Washington state and has been on the front lines of I-502 lobbying efforts in Olympia with the CBG. After reviewing the draft rules, the Canna Law Group has identified the following 10 issues with the draft rules:

1. The "definitions" section: the areas of town that will render you an ineligible applicant and why;
2. The necessity of an "operation plan," and what that means;
3. A demonstration of a payment of taxes could make a difference;
4. The 8-point criminal system that could render you ineligible;
5. A ban on extracts? The LCB says that's the case (for now);
6. Financiers vs. Applicants;
7. The hybrid "producer/processor license";
8. Still no limits on production--will that change?;
9. Must applicants go over and above getting landlord affidavits on potential spaces?;
10. Security, insurance, and traceability software. 


For those who register for the webinar, the intent is that you leave with a better understanding of some of the key details of the draft rules. Given that there's only a 30-day window in which the public can comment on the rules in an effort to get them changed, it's imperative that people understand what the draft rules mean along with what their potential affects are likely to be. 

To register for the webinar, please click here


Where & When
Webinar: The Top Ten Hottest Issues in the I-502 Draft Rules
May 29, 2013
11:00-12:00 p.m. (PDT) (12:00-1:00 p.m. (MDT))


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Seattle, Washington 98101