A video replay of the webinar “Professional Sports & CBD: The Journey Ahead,” featuring NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, is available to view.
Duane Morris, MGO and ELLO Capital will be hosting the webinar, “Professional Sports & CBD: The Journey Ahead,” on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
About the Program
As awareness of the health benefits of CBD grows, professional athletes are voicing their support for the supplement as a safe substitute to help reduce inflammation and manage pain—and many are even investing in CBD or launching their own brands. Despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removing CBD from their list of prohibited substances in 2018, many professional sports leagues continue to ban CBD, resulting in market and regulatory complexity for the sports world. This panel discussion will explore the legality of CBD use for professional athletes and provide an overview of the consumer and investor markets for CBD in the sports nutrition and recovery industries. The presentation will be followed by a lively discussion around the role of CBD in professional sports with NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, who currently serves as vice president of basketball and special advisor to the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks.
- Antony Gordon, Managing Director, MGO
- Hershel Gerson, CEO and Managing Director, ELLO Capital
- Seth A. Goldberg, Partner and Team Lead, Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group
- Chris Howard, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, E-Alternative Solutions
- Dominique Wilkins, Nine-Time NBA All-Star; NBA Hall of Fame Inductee; and Vice President of Basketball and Special Advisor to the CEO, Atlanta Hawks
About the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group
Duane Morris attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. and internationally have extensive experience with the wide array of issues attendant to legal cannabis business activities, including licensing for cultivation, processing and dispensing; litigation; banking and finance; raising and deploying capital; mergers and acquisitions; protecting intellectual property; real estate development; public company representation and SEC filings; land use and zoning; healthcare and research; taxation; and cross-border transactions. In addition to advising participants in the medical and adult-use cannabis and hemp/CBD industries, as the industry has grown, Duane Morris attorneys experienced in cannabis-related issues frequently advise clients in other sectors whose businesses intersect with the expanding regulated cannabis sector.
About the MGO | ELLO Cannabis Practice
The MGO | ELLO cannabis practice provides a collaborative professional services offering that delivers world-class financial, tax and advisory services focused on empowering cannabis and hemp industry operators and investors to achieve their business goals. Its subsidiary ELLO Capital, a boutique investment bank, provides M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to companies and investors in cannabis, hemp and impacted industries. Together the cannabis platform delivers a suite of proven solutions to help operators, regulators and institutional investors navigate these complex industries.
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