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Marijuana & Multi-Family Housing

Marijuana & Multi-Family Housing

Monday, April 8, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Event Details

Will issue 2 impact property management practices? Will it change employment practices? This session aims to answer these questions and any others you may have!

We'll Cover

  1. Issue 2: Legalization of Cannabis in Ohio
    • Issue 2 Explained
    • Effective Dates of Adult-Use Sales and Use
    • Legislative and Executive Actions to Follow: What’s Next?
  2. Implications for the Landlord-Tenant Relationship following Legalization of Cannabis
    • What rights do tenants have to smoke cannabis in an apartment?
    • What rights do tenants have to grow cannabis in an apartment?
    • What rights do landlords have to prohibit smoking or growing cannabis in an apartment?
    • What rights and obligations do employers have under Issue 2?
    • How does federal law affect provisions of Issue 2?
  3. The Consequence of Cannabis Consumption and/or Grow Activities on Multi-Family Properties Governed by HUD
    • Can low-income property owners prohibit cannabis consumption on their properties?
    • What is HUD’s position governing cannabis use on HUD financed properties?


IROs, Owners, Operators, Regionals. [Possibly more]

Disclaimer: Some info may be useful or applicable for site-level folks. Each organization will be different. That is up to you!  

Meet your presenters!

Steve Katkov,

Attorney, Cozen O'Connor

"Coming from a family of successful entrepreneurs, Steve has an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. He is familiar with accounting, tax, economic, and risk management concepts, and has held significant management positions in two public Fortune 300 companies with an emphasis in real estate, banking, and finance. His diverse business and legal experience allows him to understand clients' objectives and help them develop creative and efficient strategies for achieving them. Steve has written and presented on a variety of real estate and cannabis-related topics and has been published in The Real Estate Finance Journal.

Steve received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a staff member and then managing editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice and a graduate research assistant to Professor Carol Chomsky (professor of American legal history). He holds a M.S. in justice studies from Arizona State University, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in sociology, magna cum laude, from Macalester College."

Tom Harren,

Partner, Frantz Ward Attorneys At Law

"Tom represents growing businesses at each stage of their development, and is regularly asked to serve as outside general counsel for his clients. In that role, Tom advises his clients with respect to innumerable legal issues, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiations, risk management, litigation and other day-to-day business issues. He often works with his clients to overcome short-term regulatory and financial uncertainty to achieve long-term success in developing markets.

As a result, Tom is one of the most sought after attorneys serving the Ohio and national cannabis industry, in which he represents licensed operators in medical and adult use markets, ancillary service providers, and companies operating in the hemp industry. He supports clients with everything from license acquisition, zoning and municipal law, to product labeling and packaging and regulatory compliance. He has also led some of the largest M&A deals in the Ohio cannabis market, representing both the selling license holders and acquiring entities. Tom has served on Frantz Ward’s Management Committee since January 2024."