Close up of cannabis plants. According to Gallup, almost 50% of Americans have tried cannabis. (Photo: hanohiki/Adobe Stock)

The legalization of cannabis for recreational and medicinal use continues across the U.S., providing business opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs. However, some are finding that there are still barriers to entering the cannabis industry despite a wide range of social equity programs in the states where marijuana is legal.

A new ALM webinar, Cannabis and Social Equity, will look at many of the issues surrounding social equity programs. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 20 at 2 p.m. ET and features several experts in the cannabis and social equity space.

Social equity webinar speakers.

Jodi Green is an attorney with Miller Nash and is a member of the firm’s cannabis and insurance recovery teams, and has over 10 years of experience in insurance coverage. She is the author and subject matter expert for ALM’s risk management course, Managing the Risks of Cannabis-touching Entities, for the ALM Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist designation. Green is extremely familiar with the risks cannabis businesses face and understands the value of social equity programs for these business entities.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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