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INCBA @ Berkeley Law: The Path to Appellations Moved to an Online-Live Streaming Event
Event: The Path to Cannabis Appellations
Host: The Cannabis Industry Club at the Hass School of Business and the Cannabis Law Society at the Berkeley School of Law and the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA)
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Update: Moved to an Online event
The Cannabis Industry Club at the Hass School of Business and the Cannabis Law Society at the Berkeley School of Law and the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) join together to host a symposium on the business opportunities and legal issues that cannabis appellations present to cannabis farmers in California. The business case is clear: appellations can promote regional products and local businesses, prevent the misrepresentation of a product’s origin, and support consumer confidence about a product’s origin and characteristics.
By law, by January 2021, the CDFA has the responsibility to develop the process by which cultivators may establish appellations, each appellation a certified designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and how that product was produced. The Rulemaking process commenced on February 20, 2020 when the CDFA released the proposed regulations for cannabis appellations of origin, starting a 45-day public comment period; all interested parties are encouraged to submit comments about the proposed regulations.
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing and most regulated industries in the world. Despite dense global regulations, we do see a future of open borders for the cannabis industry. And as trade restrictions are lifted, we believe California is set to be the center of the global cannabis industry. CaliCANN seeks to connect, educate, and empower cultivators, marketers, retailers, investors, or lawyers all interested in the cannabis industry. Through curating an appellation summit, we are focused on answering three questions:
1. What are Appellations?
2. How do they relate to cannabis?
3. Why are they so important?
As required by Prop. 64, California regulators are currently developing an appellations of origin system for cannabis—the first such system in
the world! Bringing both recognition and economic opportunity, this system will put California cannabis businesses in prime position to take
advantage of the global interest in its products!
CaliCANN is a partnership between UC Berkeley student groups and the International Cannabis Bar Association. Together we are bringing together different sectors of the cannabis industry to discuss new realities of the current market.