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Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD: An Understanding of Federal, State, and Local Landscapes FLEXCAST

Available Until

Your Desk

1.0 Credits

Member Price $49.00

Non-Member Price $56.00


Marijuana is federally illegal, but it may be legal in your state. Hemp and CBD are legal, but only sometimes. This course will discuss the various forms of cannabis and how they are treated at the federal level and state level. We will share legislative updates and what the future may hold for these various forms of cannabis. This course will discuss the conflict between state and federal law, the risk in operating under State legal marijuana regimes, and when cannabis is still a Class I controlled substance at the federal level. You will learn how to think about the risk/reward in this bifurcated regulatory landscape.


Cannabis Regulatory Status. Warning Letters. Recent Policy Developments.



Designed For

CPAs and other tax professionals.


Understand the difference between State laws and Federal laws as it relates to cannabis. Understand the difference between marijuana, hemp, and CBD. Understand the United States regulatory landscape as it applies to marijuana, hemp, and CBD, and the potential risk in transacting business associated with each.




This is a FlexCast (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT. You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above. Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning. Use chat to ask questions of a subject matter expert during the program.


Leader Bios

Adam Fayne, Western CPE

Adam Fayne assists companies and individuals, nationally and internationally, on corporate and tax issues. As a corporate attorney, Adam routinely advises management or in-house general counsel on various legal matters affecting their day-to-day corporate activities. His experience includes handling matters involving mergers and acquisitions, employment, compliance, litigation, personal injury, vendor contract review and negotiations, employment benefits, financing, real estate and many other issues. Adam is also a tax attorney who helps businesses and individuals with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax planning both domestically and internationally. He also handles a variety of white collar criminal matters, both federal and state, particularly involving civil and criminal tax fraud, including tax evasion, money laundering and offshore tax compliance. Adam’s knowledge of tax law is informed by his former role as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Treasury’s IRS.

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Non-Member Price $56.00

Member Price $49.00