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Investing in Publicly Trading Companies in the Legal Cannabis Industry

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Produced on December 08, 2015

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$ 59 Business, Corporate, & Securities and Cannabis In Stock

Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Business, Corporate, & Securities Cannabis

Course Description

Cannabis stocks varied wildly in their performances in 2015 and investing in legal cannabis companies will continue to be a hot button topic in 2016. Many financial experts are committed to the potential of the “Green Rush” bubble while others are pessimistic about marijuana-related public companies given the legally tenuous terrain. 


Join leading securities and corporate law attorney Gregory Sichenzia as he discusses the financial and legal implications of investing in public cannabis companies. Mr. Sichenzia reviews the commercial significance of recently enacted and/or rejected marijuana-related legislation, the risks and rewards that investors face in a market made volatile by state and federal legal conflict and the key considerations for investors and marijuana companies seeking to go public. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify the existing capital landscape for public marijuana companies

II.    Understand pertinent legal issues including the conflicting state and federal policies surrounding the legal status of marijuana and the effects of unpredictable regulation for public cannabis companies and their investors

III.   Recognize the future of investing in public cannabis companies through an assessment of how and if upcoming legal reforms can reduce the risks of legal cannabis investments

IV.   Determine what can potentially differentiate successful cannabis public companies from the rest of the market


Gregory Sichenzia

Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP


Gregory Sichenzia, a founding member of Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP in May 1998, counsels public and private companies in all securities laws matters, from complex financing transactions and listings on various stock exchanges through everyday regulatory requirements. He has also been responsible for structuring innovative merger and acquisition transactions. Throughout his career he has represented many companies and investment banks in initial public offerings of securities, and has represented numerous public companies in private equity financing transactions (“PIPEs”) and the resulting resale registration statements associated with these financings.



Mr. Sichenzia is a nationally recognized practitioner in the PIPEs area and has worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission staff in establishing guidelines for PIPEs transactions. Additionally, Mr. Sichenzia actively represents FINRA member Broker-Dealers in various matters with regulatory agencies.


Mr. Sichenzia started his career at a large national law firm representing Fortune 500 companies and shifted his focus to smaller public companies in the early 1990’s. Immediately prior to forming the firm, Mr. Sichenzia was the managing partner of the Corporate and Securities Department at Singer, Frumento Sichenzia LLP.



Mr. Sichenzia graduated from American University with a B.A. degree in 1984 and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1987, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.


Bar Admissions

Mr. Sichenzia was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988 and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1992.


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Kirsten I.

love this guy

Gilbert B.

This speaker was the best

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Hubert L.

Very knowledgeable instructor.

Andrew W.

Best course of all

Edward M.

good presentation

Charles C.

very interesting to see a pure wall street guys approach to this issue,,, the way it should but,, very good

Brittin F.

Best cannabis CLE I have come across so far.

David E. S.

informative on many levels...well done.... speaker was clear and direct

Marcelle B.

The topic was well presented and informative. The presenter was lively and entertaining and provided real world examples. I look forward to more topics by this presenter.

Rachel T.

Great Topic

Amy R.

i loved all the questions during this live webcast. This was the first one i've watched where the questions and answers were discussed. Great job

Chukwuka O.

great instructions!

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