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2019 Marijuana Business Symposium


The Marijuana Business Symposium offers insight into an emerging industry. Subjects like risk management, professional liability concerns, regulation, and business valuation take on unique characteristics because the marijuana business is growing rapidly. Industry leaders provide clarity that will benefit how you approach this field.

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Learning Objectives

To update CPAs providing services to marijuana businesses on the issues impacting this industry.

Major Topics

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Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge and Applications


Advanced Preparation


Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112 US
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Event Information
Aug 15, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST
Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Cannabis Industry Update
Ron Seigneur, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA and Jim Marty
8:55 am
National Cannabis Overview – Our Observations of the Rapidly Changing and Growing Industry
Calvin Shannon, CPA

Learn about the evolving role of the CPA in the Cannabis Industry

  • Growth of the Industry
  • CBD/Hemp and the Farm Bill
  • Tax preparation and the 280E mitigation – recent court cases
9:45 am
Cannabis Capital Challenges
Sean McAllister, Esq. and Ron Seigneur, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA
10:35 am
10:50 am
What’s New with the MED?
Jim Burack

Legislative and regulatory updates from the Marijuana Enforcement Division.

11:40 am
12:40 pm
Being the Trusted Advisor to Marijuana Clients
Bernie Taillon, CPA

The ins and outs of being the trusted advisor for clients in the marijuana industry

  • Best practices to protect you and your clients
  • Issues that are unique to this industry
  • What to expect when working with this industry
1:30 pm
Perspectives on Managing Risk in the Hemp Industry

Good strategies for risk management must take into consideration multiple sources of legal and political liabilities and uncertainties:

  • Doing business in the hemp space offers substantial risks and rewards  
  • Business risks include  institutional legal and political liabilities and uncertainties
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
Industry Panel- Hear from People in the Day to Day Business Operations
Mike Raisch, CPA

Learn what day to day operations look like from growers, retailers and extractors.

  • Largest challenges
  • Most rewarding 
  • What we’ve learned
3:45 pm
Government/Political Perspective


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