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The Committee’s core mission is to facilitate a forum to promote education on claims and litigation management relative to all aspects of the cannabis industry including current legal and regulatory compliance, claims handling and litigation management best practices that are unique to this highly regulated industry and related underwriting issues. As the risks and insurance needs of licensed cannabis companies cross multiple legal areas and all insurance lines, much greater attention to its impacts on insurance is necessary for this expending sector of the economy. The Committee will educate CLM membership to effectively manage claims and litigation in this challenging regulatory environment.




1/21/2022 Hello, 

Happy Friday!

Please visit our Resources/Articles tab for relevant news in the Cannabis/CBD/Hemp realm, including the latest resource, California Cannabis Equity Accountability Report: An Analysis of the Health and Success of California's Social Equity Programs, co-authored by our committee member Summer Jenkins. 
1/18/2022 Hello, 

The Cannabis committee conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19th at 1:00 pm ET. Call-in details have been emailed to committee members. 

12/25/2021 From the Desk of Rich Dowd: 

Hello everyone, I want to send out a Happy Holidays and New Year to everyone and thank you for your hard work and dedication. I look forward to working with you in the new year. 
Rich Dowd
12/2/2021 From the desk of Rich Dowd:
Hello everyone and happy holidays.
Below please find the list of webinars that have been discussed and are pending for next year. We have topics and individuals who have mentioned them to lead the team. Anyone interested in joining in please contact myself at or the committee specialist at who can connect you with the individual assigned to the topic.
As you may know, we can have 2-4 presenters of a balanced panel (Fellows to Members) per webinar.
The title and content can be changed. I made the as broad as possible but tried to follow a format of timeline for activities.
Thanks again to everyone who volunteers and happy holidays and hope to see some of you at the CLM Focus Conference & Holiday Party on Thursday.
  • Webinar 1: Cannabis 101 - Introduction to Cannabis and the Series (February 2022)
Brenda Wells, East Carolina University
Melissa Roeder, Foley & Mansfield, PLLP
  • Webinar 2 - Policies, endorsements and exclusions (March 2022)             
Laura Gregory, Sloane & Walsh LLP
  • Webinar 3 - Regulations and labeling (April 2022)
Jennifer Mason, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Webinar 4 - Pitfalls of Risk transfer (May 2022)
Matthew Johnson, Quadscore
  • Webinar 5 - Claims handling and Bad Faith (June 2022)
Maura Yusof, Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC
Summer Jenkins, Blitz Insurance
11/17/2021 Hello, 

The Cannabis committee conference call is scheduled for today, Wednesday, November 17th at 1:00 pm ET. Call-in details have been emailed to committee members in a calendar invite. 

The agenda has been posted in the notes section below.