Why Attend?

Location & CLE

What’s the buzz? Cannabis is currently a multi-billion dollar industry, with the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 portending additional explosive growth in the coming years. Simultaneously, the vast majority of cannabis-derived products are still illegal under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Controlled Substances Act, creating a confusing dynamic for the burgeoning cannabis industry.  This conference will examine the present reality of this unique industry from both a legal and practical perspective and guide attendees on how to navigate this constantly changing legal environment. After engaging in some level-setting regarding the current regulatory state, industry experts will discuss what issues are in flux and what potential solutions look like for the future of cannabis regulation.


Conference Highlights:

  • Current Federal Regulatory Landscape
  • Enforcement Trends
  • Existing FDA-Regulated Products Definitions and Applicability to Cannabis-Derived Products
  • Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
  • Current Status of Cannabis Research and Areas for Growth
  • Safety, Product Quality, Labeling, and Marketing Considerations

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Industry & Firms

  • +$250 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/3/2019


  • +$200 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/3/2019


  • +$200 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/3/2019


  • +$200 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/3/2019


  • full-time students only
  • transcripts required

To ensure that FDLI is able to provide you with a seat, materials, and meals, please register for programs at least 48 hours in advance. While onsite registration is available on a “space-available” basis; late registrants are not guaranteed materials or meals.

You can transfer your registration to another person at your organization for no cost by notifying us of the change. If you notify FDLI in writing at least five business days prior to the meeting, you can cancel your registration for a full refund (less a $75 fee). Refunds will be applied against the original form of payment.  

Our event policies are listed here. If you should have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-956-6293.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please let us know if you would like more information.

Planning Committee

Committee Members 

Linda Bentley, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Bridget C.E. Dooling, George Washington University
William A. Garvin, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Aidan Hampson, National Institutes of Health, National Inst. of Drug Abuse
Jonathan Havens, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Larry K. Houck, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC
Erika Lietzan, University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law
Brian J. Malkin, Arent Fox, LLP
Patrick Moen, Privateer Holdings
Heike Newman, University of Colorado
Jessica O’Connell, Covington & Burling LLP
Christopher G. Van Gundy, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP