Up in Smoke? Doing Business with Marijuana Industry Participants
With over half of all states having a regulatory plan to decriminalize marijuana possession and sale at the state level, the real estate needs of marijuana industry participants are growing and changing. However, marijuana remains a controlled substance at the federal level and federal prosecution remains a threat to industry participants, including real estate professionals leasing or managing properties used for cannabis based businesses. This class discusses the dynamic legal landscape and the development of a good risk reduction policy for real estate practitioners who count marijuana industry participants as clients.
About Your Instructor
Trista Curzydlo is a graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University, School of Law, where she was a member of the Washburn Law Journal. After serving as Assistant Legal Counsel to Kansas Governor Bill Graves, Trista joined the office of the District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District of Kansas as an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Consumer Fraud division. From 2004 to January of 2010, Trista was the Government Affairs Director and Legal Counsel for the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® and the South Central Kansas MLS, in Wichita, Kansas. Trista is now the principal member of C4 Consulting, L.L.C. and is devoting her time to offering excellent educational opportunities for real estate licensees across the country.
With the knowledge you expect from an attorney and the sense of humor you wish your attorney had, Trista brings a fresh perspective to teaching continuing education classes for real estate licensees. Her career as an attorney both in the courtroom and the Statehouse provides her with a strong grasp on the “why” behind difficult legal topics while her experience as Legal Counsel for a REALTORS® Association allows her to provide the “how” for risk management in a manner that everyone can grasp and enjoy.