Kick off the AICPA & CIMA Cannabis Industry Conference with shared insights from three industry leaders; Zachary Gordon, Melissa Diaz, and Katye Maxson-Landis. This session will give accountants a starting point for providing services to the cannabis industry. Cannabis faces unique challenges resulting from its federal illegality; consider industry hurdles, operational challenges and regulatory requirements. Each presenter will consider the question, "If I knew then what I know now..." and share their cautionary tales as well as their wins.
Identify the banking, legal and tax challenges present in cannabis
Discuss strategies to address the unique difficulties of working with 280E businesses
Outline which technology solutions are cannabis compliant
Examine how to put theory and innovations into practice for tax preparation