Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


The cannabis industry has been continuously evolving over the years. Legalizations have become more rampant not just inside the U.S. but also around the globe. However, along with this expanding acceptance are the intensified probes and regulations from federal and state legislators which have created further confusion and conflicts and compromised consumer protection.

As the cannabis landscape continues to shift, healthcare entities continue to face complex and challenging legal environment. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that they keep themselves abreast of the recent trends, developments, and issues to ensure compliance and avoid exposure to risks and pitfalls.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth analysis of the trends, developments, and issues in the cannabis industry. Speakers will also provide all the important issues surrounding this significant topic and provide a comprehensive outlook of what lies ahead.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • The U.S. Cannabis Industry – Recent Trends and Developments
  • Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Practical Compliance Tips and Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (CSA)


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Nichole Geary, Attorney
Floridian Partners, LLC

Nichole Geary is a government affairs consultant and attorney with Floridian Partners, LLC. Under the firm’s government affairs division, she specializes in health care policy, medical cannabis regulation, strategic business consulting and general legislative and executive branch advocacy. Under the private practice of law division, she focuses on health care regulatory compliance and operations.

Most recently, Nichole served as general counsel for the Florida Department of Health, where for the last three years she supervised and managed all legal departments within the agency including the Prosecution Services Unit, which serves as the prosecution arm for all licensure disciplinary cases before the state medical boards and councils. She served as lead counsel to high profile agency programs including the state Trauma Program, the agency managed Medicaid plan, Children’s Medical Services, and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Travis W. Bliss Ph.D., Partner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel

Dr. Travis W. Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in nearly all aspects of intellectual property law. Travis’s practice includes a large focus on novel plant varieties in the agriculture, horticulture, and cannabis/hemp industries, including procuring patent and trademark protection for novel varieties and monetizing those IP rights through licensing. His efforts in IP counseling in procurement in the cannabis and hemp space have allowed Travis to be ranked as a “Band 1” attorney in the area of Cannabis Law by Chambers USA. Whether counseling clients on the most advantageous intellectual property avenues to pursue for a particular technology or counseling clients on the most practical ways to avoid or overcome the intellectual property of competitors, Travis strives to assist his clients from the planning stages all the way through execution to make sure his clients are getting the most out of their intellectual property assets. Prior to entering the legal profession, Travis earned both a bachelor of science degree and a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Delaware, with course work and research that focused on animal and plant genetics, molecular immunology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.



Nichole Geary, Attorney

Floridian Partners, LLC

  • Regulatory Overlook and Focus on Interplay of Hemp Industry


Travis W. Bliss Ph.D., Partner

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel

  • IP Issues and Trends in Patent/Trademark

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 22, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Cannabis Law Attorneys
  • Cannabis Business Owners
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Legal and Compliance Executives
  • Healthcare Service Providers


Nichole GearyAttorney
Floridian Partners, LLC
Travis W. Bliss Ph.D.Partner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel



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