In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie’s Cannabis Law Chair Barak Cohen interviews Bryan Passman, founder of two talent acquisition firms that focus on the cannabis industry. Barak and Bryan discuss the critical need for strong leadership in the industry, particularly during the ongoing pandemic. They also discuss some of the unique issues that cannabis businesses

In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie associate Michael Bleicher is joined by Dr. Tim Shu, founder and CEO of VetCBD, a startup marketing CBD-infused supplements for pets. Tim and Michael discuss the rewards and challenges of launching a business amid the current patchwork of cannabis laws, the scientific context for VetCBD’s products, and policy changes

In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie partner Barak Cohen is joined by Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy for the National Cannabis Industry Association, the youngest—and largest—cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization representing state-sanctioned cannabis-related businesses at the federal level. Among other things, Barak and Andrew discuss key policy and legal

Perkins Coie Partner Barak Cohen is joined by Natalie Papillion, a drug policy expert and organizer who serves as the executive director of The Equity Organization and sits on the Board of Directors for the Last Prisoner Project. Natalie and Barak discuss the disparate impact that the war on drugs has had on marginalized communities,