The Intersection of Cannabis/CBD and the Entertainment and Sports Industries

October 13, 2019 at 12:30pm2:00pm
Christopher Sabec, Melissa Waite, Andy Mendelsohn, Russell Greenman
ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 41st Annual Playing the Game Conference
Four Seasons Hotel

3960 S Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89119

As of 2018, 33 states plus D.C. and our neighbor to the north, Canada, now regulate recreational cannabis use.  Coupled with emerging research regarding the positive health benefits of cannabis and CBD products, the cannabis industry now more than ever significantly impacts the entertainment and sports industry.  This panel will discuss various legal issues, including regulatory restrictions affecting the sale of cannabis and CBD as well as sponsorship and endorsement related concerns given the CSA (Controlled Substance Act), and how those in the entertainment and sports industry are handling and overcoming these legal hurdles.