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COVID-19 & Cannabis/Hemp Webinar – APRIL 23, 2020

EARTH Law LLC founding Principal and Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association President Courtney N. Moran, LL,M. joined Jesse Bontecou (Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association), Todd Key (Green Light Law Group) and host Sophia Blanton (Caputo Group) in this Covid-19 & Cannabis/Hemp Webinar. The event aired live at 12pm PTS, April 23rd, 2020.

**Please note this blog was updated 5/20/20 with the full webinar video.

The webinar included updates on the CARES Act, a discussion about the unique challenges faced by the Cannabis and Hemp industries during the Covid-19 crisis, and advocacy campaigns with goals of advancing the Cannabis and Hemp industries.


1) Discussion of unique challenges faced by both cannabis & hemp vis-a-vis the CARES Act.

  1. Cannabis being an “essential” industry, yet not being able to access the programs

  2. Hemp’s banking hurdles

2) Advocacy and lobbying goals and tactics. 3) Cannabis’s contribution to society and the economy during the crisis. 4) Hemp and the future

“It’s an unprecedented time for the U.S. economy as the containment measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact small businesses and the Cannabis Industry.

With federal and local governments primarily focused on the cash-flow pressures faced by individuals and families, this is a great opportunity to get the latest information about changes that directly impact the health and security of cannabis & hemp businesses.” Caputo Group

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