Pathways to Ending Federal Prohibition: An Overview of Descheduling & Rescheduling. In 2022, President Biden directed his administration to conduct a review of the status of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. This session examines the review process for descheduling and rescheduling and their potential impacts.
Regulating Cannabinoids: A Comparative Analysis of Intoxicating and Non-Intoxicating Models. The focus of this session is to provide an overview of the Farm Bill and dive into a comparative analysis of regulatory models for intoxicating and non-intoxicating cannabinoids across the country.
Medical Cannabis: Overview of Emerging Legal Issues and their Impact on the International Market. The international panel of experts will notably discuss the differences in regulations between medical cannabis and pharmaceutical cannabis, how IP is becoming an essential topic with pharmaceutical cannabis medicines, and how it could also impact medical cannabis in the short run.
Cannabis law and policy continue to quickly evolve and the past year has seen major legal developments for the regulated marijuana and hemp industries. Moderated by Paul Demko, Cannabis Editor at POLITICO, this panel of experts bring their broad legal and policy perspectives to identify and comment upon important court rulings and litigation trends, as well as anticipated changes to the law heading into 2024 on a variety of legal topics.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, there are now two distinct commercial industries: pharmaceuticals / wellness and industrial. In the pharmaceutical and consumer wellness areas, there is an explosion of innovation and new products. In the industrial market, there is increasing interest in light of sustainability and carbon capture considerations.
This panel will address current and emerging challenges surrounding such methods and new products from the business, legal, and regulatory perspectives. Topics will include the vaping crisis, regulation of novel delivery systems, hardware inputs and related supply chain matters, various approaches to the regulation of edibles, hemp, and hemp-derived CBD, and what the future may hold.