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The 8-hour program is comprised of four-hour sessions on both Oct. 26 and 27.  Agenda and registration details are available at www.calcpa.org/cannabis. Topics include:

  • Possible impact of the national election on the cannabis sector
  • COVID-19 disruption
  • Growth of hemp/CBD and the food industry
  • Valuing cannabis businesses and related intellectual property
  • Federal cannabis update
  • Business toolkits for surviving, growing and expanding a cannabis business
  • Industry updates, and
  • State-specific legislative and tax updates

“We’ve achieved a significant milestone with this event – 20 state CPA societies have come together to solve national and local challenges facing the high-growth cannabis industry,” said Rebecca Campbell, Chief Learning Officer of COCPA. “The National Cannabis Business Symposium allows each state CPA society to include their own experts to provide state level updates on legislation, regulation and tax issues.”

Symposium Expert Speakers Include:

  • The Honorable Ed Perlmutter, Congressman (CO- Congressional District 7)
  • Aaron Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer with the National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Ronald Seigneur, MBA CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, managing partner with Seigneur Gustafson LLP
  • Vanita SpauldingMBA, CFA, ASA, managing director with SingerLewak LLP
  • Amanda Conley, founding partner with Brand & Branch LLP
  • Paul Jasper, partner with Rimon
  • Jeff Kleid, owner, Elite Risk
  • Robert T. Hoban, attorney with Hoban Law Group
  • Josephine GiordanoCPA, ABV, CFE, CFF, director with BeachFleischman

State CPA Societies Offering the Symposium:

  • Alabama Society of CPAs
  • Arizona Society of CPAs
  • California Society of CPAs (co-developer of Symposium)
  • Colorado Society of CPAs (co-developer of Symposium)
  • Connecticut Society of CPAs
  • Delaware Society of CPAs
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
  • Iowa Society of CPAs
  • Maine Society of CPAs
  • Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • Montana Society of CPAs
  • Nevada Society of CPAs
  • New Jersey Society of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Oregon Society of CPAs
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs
  • Vermont Society of CPAs
  • Washington Society of CPAs