PITTSBURGH, PA – January 15, 2020 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce the premiere of its first podcast, Cannabis LawTalk (www.cannabislawtalk.com). Featuring Leech Tishman Partners and co-chairs of the firm’s Cannabis Team, Ken Foltz and Mike Sampson, the podcast episodes are focused on the business, politics and law of the ever-changing cannabis industry.
The podcast is national in scope, with particular attention on the newest cannabis legalization trends in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.
As of January 2020, 11 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have legalized recreational marijuana. In addition, a total of 33 states allow for the use of medical marijuana.* According to Forbes, spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to reach $57 billion by 2027.**
Cannabis LawTalk will offer listeners insight, guidance, legal analysis and industry developments on the cannabis industry in layman’s terms. The target audience for this podcast includes those who are interested in starting, purchasing or investing in a cannabis, CBD, THC cannabinoid business or operating in the international industrial hemp arena, or are simply curious about the industry and its impact on communities and its citizens. The podcast will have a national scope, with particular attention on the newest laws in California and Pennsylvania.
The podcasts will be available to download at www.cannabislawtalk.com or can be streamed directly from Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
About the Hosts, Ken & Mike
Kenneth C. Foltz, Sr. is a Partner with Leech Tishman and is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and co-leads the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. Ken advises business clients on a wide range of issues including complex real estate transactions spanning industrial, office, residential and residential developments, financing structures and zoning and planning compliance.
Michael H. Sampson is a Partner with Leech Tishman and is also based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he leads the Insurance Coverage team. Mike also co-leads the Cannabis Industry Group. Mike represents diverse clients in a variety of complex civil and commercial litigation and other matters across the country. He regularly advises U.S. and international cannabis-related businesses, as well as ancillary businesses servicing the U.S. cannabis industry.
About the Cannabis Practice Group
Leech Tishman’s Cannabis Practice Group was created to provide comprehensive guidance to cannabis companies, investors, ancillary service companies and real estate owners/ developers regarding the unique legal landscape of the cannabis industry.
Leech Tishman’s multi-disciplined practice group assists clients to address complex issues in the following areas:
- Applications for Grower and Processor & Dispensary Licenses
- Licensing Certification Process for Successful Applicants
- Structuring Investment Structures / Joint Venture Agreements
- Real Estate Transactions (Acquisitions and Leasing), including Land Use and Zoning Approvals and Landowner Considerations
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, embezzlement & employee theft, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Sarasota, and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 424.738.4400 or 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.
*Berke, Jeremy and Gould, Skye. “Legal marijuana just went on sale in Illinois. Here are all the states where cannabis is legal.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 7 Jan. 2020, www.businessinsider.com/legal-marijuana-states-2018-1.
**Pellechia, Thomas. “Legal Cannabis Industry Poised For Big Growth, In North America And Around The World.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 1 Mar. 2018, www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2018/03/01/double-digit-billions-puts-north-america-in-the-worldwide-cannabis-market-lead/#1a4a55816510.