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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.

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3/17/2021 Hello, 

The Cannabis committee conference call is scheduled for today, Wednesday, March 17th at 11:00 am ET. Call-in details have been emailed to committee members. 

The agenda will be posted shortly in the notes section below. 
3/2/2021 "2021 is off to a fast and furious start for Cannabis claims with Appellate Courts in NY, NH, and MA all deciding whether workers’ compensation carriers must reimburse injured workers for their medical marijuana. Stay tuned for the upcoming article in the April 2021 issue of CLM Magazine!"

-Neil Willner, Co-Chair, Cannabis Committee
2/10/2021 Hello,
 
Registration is now open for the upcoming Cannabis committee webinar! Please see details below:
 
Exploring Policy Provisions for Cannabis – CE/CLE PROVIDED
Thursday, March 25th at 12:00 pm ET
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Consumers purchased an estimated $17.9 billion in cannabis products from legal retailers in 2020 – up from $10.7 billion in 2019.  Insurers seeking to position themselves in this lucrative market face unique challenges given the nature of the cannabis business (i.e. it remains illegal under federal law) and potential exposures presented by how this product is cultivated, processed and sold to consumers. This presentation provides an overview of policy provisions developed to address potential insurance exposures unique to the cannabis industry (including claim scenarios) and further discusses how courts have handled cannabis-related coverage issues to date.
 
Speakers:
Louis Pippin / McLarens (Moderator)
Marc S. Pittinaro, Esq. / McLarens
Michael Bowler / Curotech Specialty
Michelle R. Bernard, Esq. / Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
 
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3017044/E44F9AE97DA1E52BC34468B6EB0C1AE7
12/16/2020 Hello,

Mark your calendar:

The Cannabis Committee’s conference call is scheduled for today, Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 pm ET. Here is your call info:
  1. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88152076677
  2. By Phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US:
    +1301 715 8592
        Meeting ID: 881 5207 6677
An agenda will be posted in the notes below. 
11/10/2020 Hello, 

Mark your calendar:

The Cannabis Committee’s conference call is scheduled for  Thursday, November 19th at 1:00 pm ET. Here is your call info:

 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1493208411
 
By Phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
 1 (470) 869-2200
    Meeting ID: 149 320 8411
 
International numbers available:  https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference