8:00 am - 8:45 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am
The blunt truth about cannabis law: insurability and federal regulation
As more states move towards legalized adult-use cannabis, we look at the legalities of providing coverage to the cannabis industry. Explore the legalities, risks and potential exposures for insurance professionals entering the burgeoning cannabis market.
Dean Rocco – Employment & Labor Practice Group & CannaLaw Practice Group Co-chair, Wilson Elser
Ian Stewart – Cannabis Law Practice Team Co-chair, Wilson Elser
10:00am – 10:50am
Cannabis and commercial insurance: from board members to budtenders
Regulators will soon require new marijuana-related businesses to hold commercial coverage. Discover how traditional lines of coverage are shaped by risks the emerging cannabis market presents.
Charlie Alovisetti – Senior Associate & Corporate Department Co-Chair, Vicente Sederberg LLC
Camille Dixon – Statewide Program Manager & Public Affairs Director, California Department of Insurance
Jacob Policzer – Co-Founder & President, The Cannabis Conservancy
John Wethey – Director, Surplus Lines Association of Colorado
10:50 am – 11:10am
11:10 am – 12:00pm
How high? Rating cannabis risk and addressing unknown exposures
Lack of claims and loss data leave room for uncertainty when assessing the risk of commercial cannabis clients. This session will provide actuarial insights so that you can gain a better understanding of the insurability of cannabis.
Karen Landrum – Consulting Actuary, Merlinos & Associates
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
Best-practices from seed to point of sale: cannabis coverage case study
Knowledge of the recreational and medicinal cannabis markets is essential for insurance professionals looking to enter this lucrative and complex area. Secure a seat at this session for a background of how cannabis businesses operate, the coverages they need and the risks they face now and in the future.
Mike Aberle – Senior Vice President, Next Wave Insurance Services
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
2:20 pm – 3:10 pm
Blazing ahead: innovations in underwriting and the provider perspective
A panel of insurance experts discuss the challenges of securing underwriting for commercial cannabis risks and the steps necessary to legitimizing this emerging market’s place among other insurable industries.
Maureen West – Industrial Hemp Program Manager, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Hunter Garth – Managing Director, Iron Protection Group
John Deneen – Commercial Underwriter, Burns & Wilcox
Steve Cruise – Owner, MJ Insurance
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
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