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CBD Legal or Not: How State and Federal Laws Govern the Manufacture, Marketing & Distribution of CBD Products

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Description: With so many studies coming out on the benefits of CBD, a lot of people and companies see tremendous market opportunities and are diving in.
Whether derived from industrial hemp or marijuana, these days CBD can be found in just about anything, from skin care products to pain medications to anti-seizure drugs—even beer. Companies, including large retailers like Target, have tried to sell or are selling products containing CBD online or across state lines.
But determining the legal status of CBD isn’t easy. Because CBD is a cannabis derivative, the biggest question, of course, is whether or not it’s even legal under state and federal law. How you answer that could mean the difference between significant revenue gains and significant losses—even the possibility of criminal prosecution—for your clients.
So, what do current federal laws say about the use of CBD? How do individual state regulations affect the legal status of CBD? What do the 2014 Federal Farm Bill and the Controlled Substances Act say about growing hemp? And what are the legal and business implications for companies operating in this space?
Get answers to these questions and more. Listen as experts Daniel Shortt and Alison Malsbury, both attorneys with Harris Bricken, provide information that can help your clients determine whether or not what they’re doing with CBD is legal.
You’ll learn about the two primary sources of legal CBD—industrial hemp cultivated in the U.S and hemp from abroad—and how the two distinct pathways differ. You’ll get practical do’s and don’ts for working lawfully in the hemp-CBD world despite its precarious legal status. You’ll come away with the most current data on the legalities of using CBD that could change the advice you give your clients about working within the law and avoiding possible criminal prosecution.
What you will learn:
• How to interpret current state and federal laws governing the use and sale of products containing CBD.
• The key questions to ask that will help determine if your CBD comes from a legal source—and what to do if it doesn’t.
• How to find out which part of the plant your CBD is created from—and how what you learn could affect the legal status of your product.
• What FDA approval of the first CBD drug, Epidiolex, means for the industry.
• Marketing: The claims you can (and shouldn’t) make about your CBD products.
• What the FDA has to say about marketing CBD as a supplement.
• Is trademark protection possible under current law for CBD products—and if it is, how do you get it?
• The prerequisites for legally selling CBD products across state lines or in stores that aren’t licensed to sell marijuana.

Practice Areas: Administrative Law & Regulation, Criminal Law & Procedure, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 08/16/2018
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 28 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 1.25
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: 08/15/2021
Training Type: Online

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Daniel Shortt - Harris Bricken, Seattle
Alison Malsbury - Harris Bricken, San Francisco
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