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myLawCLE | Delta Dawn: An overview of the legal landscape regarding cannabis sativa and the future of legal cannabis


Date: May 9, 2024

Time: 12:00PM - 1:40PM (EST)

Location: Virtual

Joanne Hawana and Jane Haviland will address the legality of various cannabinoids pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances Act, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”), and state regulatory frameworks. We will examine prospective changes to the laws governing delta-9 THC and hemp, federal and state enforcement trends, and the future of the cannabis and intoxicating hemp industries.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • An understanding of cannabinoids
  • The federal regulatory framework, including the Controlled Substances Act, Farm Bill, and the role of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Food and Drug Administration
  • The state regulatory framework, including states where medical and recreational cannabis programs exist and states where regulators have begun to address intoxicating hemp
  • Federal and state enforcement
  • Federal preemption issues

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Joanne counsels global clients on the regulatory and distribution-related implications when bringing a new FDA-regulated product to market and how to ensure continued compliance after a product is commercialized.
Jane Haviland's practice focuses primarily on health care enforcement defense. Jane defends laboratories, physicians, and other clients facing government investigations and whistleblower complaints regarding alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act, the federal anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, and similar state laws.