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Cannabis 101

Total Credits: 2 including 2 CE Credit

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Commercial Lines |  Commercial Lines - Specialty Policies |  Personal Lines |  Personal Lines - Speciality Policies
Richard Pitts
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.



This two hour class is designed to be an introduction to the insurance issues related to national changes in marijuana possession and use laws.  The course has a particular emphasis on examining the commercial risks, but also addresses the personal lines or / homeowner’s insurance issues.  Also, while the first part of the course is an examination of the ways in which law and risks are changing, part of the second portion of the course is an examination of the coverage issues that already exist and have been decided in other states.

The chief objective of the course is to have students gain a wide-ranging sensitivity for the issues they might encounter if asked to insure a dispensary (or a home-grower, too).  A secondary objective is to bring people up-to-date on state and federal treatment of marijuana and allied products.  Another secondary objective is to have insurance personnel become sensitive to the coverage issues which may arise connected to marijuana, especially in the situations in which the risk has not been thoroughly previewed and underwritten before the loss.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • What is Cannabis?
  • The Current Legal Climate
  • Where is the Insurance Marketplace?
  • Employment Practices Considerations Generally 

Major Subjects
  • Commercial Property and Liability Considerations
  • Workers Compensation and Cannabis
  • Homeowners and Personal Lines

Course Materials


Richard Pitts's Profile

Richard Pitts Related Seminars and Products

Vice President and General Counsel

Arlington Roe

Richard S. Pitts is a private practice attorney in the insurance industry.  Rick serves as Vice-President and General Counsel to Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc., an insurance brokerage and managing general agent headquartered in Indianapolis.  Rick also serves as general counsel to the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc., as well as its sister organization in Kentucky.  Rick speaks annually at the “Roadshows” in Kentucky and Indiana’s Agency Compliance Seminars and presents various seminars on insurance and employment related matters.  Pitts has also presented continuing education seminars to insurance professionals nationally through industry groups including the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.


Rick is a 1983 graduate of Wabash College and a 1986 graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Pitts clerked for the Honorable Patrick D. Sullivan, a judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals in 1986-87.  Rick is admitted to practice before Indiana state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is a member of local, state and national bar associations.  Pitts has tried multiple cases and participated in over seventy appeals.


Pitts is the recipient of the “Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award” from the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), having served as a panelist and lecturer on a variety of continuing education subjects.  Pitts has co-authored two articles appearing in the Indiana Law Review.  


Wed, Jun 26, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:08pm PDT
Wed, Jul 03, 2024 - 06:00am to 08:08am PDT
Tue, Jul 16, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:08am PDT
Wed, Aug 07, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:08pm PDT
Fri, Aug 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:08pm PDT
Wed, Sep 04, 2024 - 06:00am to 08:08am PDT
Tue, Sep 17, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:08am PDT
Wed, Oct 02, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:08pm PDT
Fri, Oct 25, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:08pm PDT
Wed, Nov 06, 2024 - 06:00am to 08:08am PST
Tue, Nov 19, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:08am PST
Wed, Dec 04, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:08pm PST
Fri, Dec 27, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:08pm PST

State Specific Details

State Approval Information Details KY - This course is approved for 2 hours of credit - #C26672

Basic Course Information

Designed For Insurance Agents

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