Cannabis Professional Advancement Series Coming to Denver


The Cannabis Professional Advancement Series (CPAS) will be held on Friday, September 16, at the University of Denver.

The event will include 9 lectures and a total of 24 speakers eager to provide engaging information for the cannabis professional.  Experts will be covering a wide range of topics including cannabis law, finance, tax code, mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, real estate, and other subjects.

CPAS is tailored to benefit both seasoned cannabis veterans, as well as those new to the industry.  There will be networking opportunities for attendees with some of the most successful professionals from the cannabis industry.  Presentations will be structured to provide a well-rounded view of the cannabis industry.


The price for admission for the event is $497.50.  This includes a networking lunch and a cocktail reception.  For more information or to buy tickets please visit

Below is the schedule of speakers and topics:

Cannabis Law 101

Speaker: Robert T. Hoban

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Misunderstandings and Misconceptions of the Anticipated Rescheduling Announcement

Speakers: Tae Darnell and Robert T. Hoban

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Industrial Hemp: What You Need to Know

Speakers: Patrick Goggin, Matthew Smith and Robert T. Hoban

9:15 -10:30 a.m.

Choosing a Federal Forum for Cannabis Tax Litigation

Speaker: Ken Boiarsky

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Basics of Marijuana Patents

Speaker: Kevin H. Fortin

11:15 a.m. – noon

West Coast Regulatory Panel (CA, AZ, CO, AK)

Speakers: Patrick Goggin, Lisa Sweeney, Jana Weltzin, Stefan Borst-Censullo, Pamela Epstein and Jean E.S. Gonnell

1:15- 2:30 p.m.

Tribal Law as it Interacts with State and Federal Law

Speaker: Jana Weltzin

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

East Coast Regulatory Panel

Speakers: Steve Schain, Peter Stavropoulos, Patricia M. Hoban, Noah Potter and David Kotler

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Cannabis Business Entity Formation and Public vs. Private

Speakers: Tae Darnell, Larry Mishkin, Dennis Brovarone and Brent Johnson

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

About CPAS: The Cannabis Professional Advancement Series was created January 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The members who founded CPAS travel around the world help provide education on proper regulatory and business practices of the cannabis industry.

For information, call 844-355-2727, visit, or write 730 17th Street, Suite 420, Denver, Colorado, 80202.