Cannabis Law Primer: CPA, Accounting, & Finance

9:00 am–9:50 am ET

# of CPE Credits



The number of emerging medical and recreational cannabis markets is increasing at a steady rate. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of cannabis-specific legal issues relevant to CPA and accounting professionals with a focus on the importance of mitigating the inherent legal and ethical implications of serving marijuana-related businesses. Discussion of the application of Section 280E on the CHAMPS case, as well as more recent federal case law, will provide an in-depth look at the challenges associated with serving cannabis industry clients.


* Identify the unique federal tax-law provisions applicable to marijuana-related businesses * Calculate taxable income for marijuana-related businesses in accordance with the limits of IRS Tax Code Section 280E and deductions for “Cost of Goods Sold” * Recognize the legal and ethical implications of providing accounting and other financial services to cannabis industry clients in light of federal prohibition


* Significance and application of IRS Tax Code Section 280E in light of developments in federal case law * Legally permissible application of “Cost of Goods Sold” deductions for purposes of calculating taxable income * Identifying “COGS” deductions for licensed retailers versus licensed growers/cultivators * Determining the legal and ethical constraints associated with serving marijuana-related businesses in light of federal prohibition

Who Should Attend

CPAs, accounting, finance professionals

Required Knowledge


Advanced Prep


Event Speaker(s)

Ms. Emily Burns ( Business Learning Institute, Towson, MD ),

Additional Event Information

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Friday, September 9, 2022 (9:00 am–9:50 am ET)
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (9:00 am–9:50 am ET)
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Thursday, November 3, 2022 (9:00 am–9:50 am ET)
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Friday, February 3, 2023 (9:00 am–9:50 am ET)
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Level: Basic

Event Code:WB138922

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NCACPA MemberN/A$45.00
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