NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 4, 2019 – Noon Time Legal Seminar: Commercial Cannabis Finally Comes to Nevada County! What You Need to Know NOW!

Presented by Heather Burke.

12:00-1:00 p.m. $30 Attorneys (MCLE credit); $15 Public

Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City

Open to attorneys and the public. Attorneys will receive one hour of MCLE credit. To enroll, please call 530-265-7161 or email Arrive by 11:45 a.m. to complete registration and payment.

Heather will present the status of the ever-changing local, state, and federal laws relating to cannabis, including personal use rules. The presentation will give an overview of the fledgling industry’s brand new permanent regulations and will hit on the hottest cannabis-related legal topics, including commercial cannabis cultivation licensing in Nevada County and the new search and seizure paradigm. Heather will also give a brief update on federal issues, such as banking, and pending Congressional legislation. If you are interested in cannabis in Nevada County, this presentation is for you.

About Heather Burke

Heather is a Partner of Origin Group Law LLP in Nevada City, where her practice focuses on legal issues affecting northern California cultivators. She also recently co-founded The OG Law and Collaboration Center in Nevada City, California, a community collaboration center designed to support cannabis farmers throughout northern California.

Graduating from Humboldt State University in 2005, Heather has consistently set new legal precedent in California cannabis law. She was instrumental in the seminal California cannabis case, People v. Jovan Jackson, which established the rule that large-scale collectives and cooperatives may operate lawfully in California. She also co-drafted a proposed initiative for California cannabis legalization in 2016, entitled The California Craft Cannabis Initiative, and drafted the legal pleadings that resulted in a five-day evidentiary hearing regarding cannabis’ Schedule I status in U.S. v. Pickard in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.

In November of 2018, Heather was featured in MG Retailer’s article, “30 Powerful Cannabis Attorneys You Should Know.” In 2015, she was awarded NORML’s John Mark Flowers Scholar and was named one of Skunk Magazine’s Women of Weed. In 2017, the Nevada County Cannabis Cup named Heather “Attorney of the Year.”

In addition to her vibrant law practice in the Sierra Nevada, Heather is a regular speaker and panelist at cannabis conferences throughout California. She pens a popular blog about legal issues affecting cannabis growers.