Since the Stay-At-Home Order, the Mr. Cannabis Law team has jumped into action with assisting clients to adjust their business operations; and assisting clients and others apply for stimulus loans. We’ve also been busy continuing to speak on various topics to make sure we educate the public on important current events. Below is a recap of just a few of our recent speaking events:
  • Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – Dustin Robinson – interviewed with Illinois Cannabis attorney Thomas Howard to update the Illinois market on the current status of cannabis in Florida. We discussed the history of cannabis in Florida; the court cases currently pending in Florida; the current state of the law in Florida; and the future of cannabis in the State of Florida. We also discussed some of the challenges in the Illinois adult-use application process. The Mr. Cannabis Law team completed 5 Illinois Adult-Use Dispensing Applications, 1 Illinois Craft Grow application, and 1 Illinois Transportation application. Dustin and Thomas discussed some of the challenges they faced during this application process.
  •  Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – Dustin Robinson – attended a webinar with Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana. Dustin was able to talk with Roz McCarthy, Erik Range, and all the other members of Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana on important issues in cannabis. Specifically, Dustin was able to provide insight as to what he learned about the Illinois Cannabis Social Equity Program through Dustin’s significant work completing various cannabis applications in Illinois. On every application Dustin drafted in Illinois he included a partnership with Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana to ensure that his client was committed to diversity, inclusion, and social equity.   Dustin also ensured that every Applicant was at least 51% owned and controlled by a social equity applicant. Dustin, Roz, and Erik explored the different frameworks for social equity programs across the country. They were also able to discuss the stimulus package and how it impacts cannabis businesses.
  •  Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – Dustin Robinson – attended episode 12 of Elevate Your Grind . In this episode, Dustin discussed the stimulus package, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Paycheck Protection Program, and various other programs that are available at a federal, state, or local level. Dustin also discussed the reasons he started Mr. Cannabis Law and how he provides a unique service whereby clients receive big-law quality legal service with a boutique firm level of attention. Dustin also discussed his newest venture of Mr. Psychedelic Law, which is a not-for-profit focused on using medical and spiritual research to drive legal reform of psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics.
  •  Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – Dustin Robinson – attended an Instagram Live Feed with Leafstyle. Dustin discussed various parts of the stimulus package and explained how people can apply for loans. Dustin expressed the importance of working with your accountant or lawyer to make sure you are getting the full benefit of the money made available. Dustin also discussed the Unemployment Benefits that are available and how to apply for such benefits. Dustin also discussed why marijuana companies are not eligible for federal funds; however, Dustin also shared some different ideas on how marijuana companies may be able to access stimulus money in the future.
Dustin has various upcoming events, including a CLE for attorneys on Cannabis Law on 4/15; and a webinar on the Stimulus, FDA, and Assignment of Creditors that will be available on 4/20.