Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors of Cannabis Insurance: What Policyholders Need to Know

Production Date: December 08, 2017 Practice Areas: Insurance Law, Health Care Law, and Food, Beverage, & Agriculture Estimated Length: 3881 minutes


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As the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding marijuana in this country continues to evolve, so too have the insurance coverage needs and challenges faced by the legal marijuana industry. Direct players in this space, such as grow operations, edibles manufacturers, and dispensaries, as well as indirect participants such as healthcare providers and investors, must be mindful of numerous insurance issues unique to the legal cannabis market. Traditional insurance policies may not provide sufficient coverage due to marijuana’s continued illegality at the federal level. Specialized insurance products exist, but they are largely untested and may be subject to the same pitfall.

This course, presented by Benjamin D. Tievsky of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s policyholder-side Insurance Recovery & Advisory Group, will introduce the audience to insurance coverage issues faced by the legal marijuana industry and offer practical guidance for navigating these relatively uncharted waters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify potentially insurable risks faced by legal marijuana businesses
  2. Discuss the types of insurance policies that may respond to such risks
  3. Survey recent developments in applicable case law
  4. Review practical pointers for negotiating insurance policies to cover cannabis-related risk
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Nyack, NY

Cool thank you

G. Christine P.
Minneapolis, MN

I love that Lawline chose to tackle an unusual topic like this. This is one reason I subscribe -- local CLEs don't cover interesting, off-the-beaten-path legal topics. And insurance is becoming more and more complex and, so, more and more important for lawyers to understand.

David G.
Williamston, NC

Thank you

Amy B.
Waxhaw, NC

Liked speaker. This area of law is new and controversial. He had the right tone and humor for discussing!

Teresa B.
Kernersville, NC

That was really fun for a square (1970's definition) like me!

Amy F.
Buffalo, NY

very knowledgeable on the subject

Christina T.
New York, NY

Very interesting topic and well presented

christopher r.
spotsylvania, VA

Made insurance actually interesting.

Derek K.
Washington, DC

Very interesting and informative presentation. Many thanks.

Holly T.
Odessa, TX

Great presenter!!