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Wednesday, December 9


10:30–10:50 AM

Connect with FDLI: Learn More About FDLI Membership and Engagement

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11:00 – 11:15 AM

FDLI Welcome and Introduction
Laura A. Brown, Director, Educational Programs, FDLI

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11:10 AM –12:10 PM

Regulatory and Practical Research Limitations and Solutions for Cannabis-Derived Products

Deborah Miran, Consultant, DMiran Consulting
Heike Newman, Senior Regulatory Manager, University of Colorado
Evelina Norwinski, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

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12:10–12:40 PM

Lunch Break

12:40–1:40 PM

To IND or Not IND: That is the Question for CBD and Marijuana Products

Rodney William Butt, Senior Vice President – Strategic Solutions, Nutrasource Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Services
Kelly Fair, US General Counsel, VP US & European Affairs, Canopy Growth Corporation
Alice P. Mead, Senior Advisor, Greenwich Biosciences
Moderated by Tish E. Pahl, Partner, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

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1:55–2:25 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Managing Biomass and Biowaste from the Hemp and Cannabis Industries

Keith Matthews, Of Counsel, Wiley LLP
Stephanie McGraw, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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  • State Quality Issues for Marijuana and CBD

Tara Lin Couch, Senior Director for Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services, EAS Consulting Group
Andrew Freedman, Director of Cannabis Coordination, State of Colorado (former), Senior Vice President, Forbes Tate Partners
Darwin Millard, Member, ASTM International Technical Committee D37 on Cannabis, and owner, TSOC LLC

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2:40–3:20 PM

The Patchwork Quilt of State Hemp Laws

Mai T. Dinh, Assistant General Counsel, Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs, Division Office of the General Counsel, USDA
Daniel R. Dwyer, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP
Steven N. Levine, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

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3:35–4:20 PM

International Cannabis Regulation and Market Opportunities

Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, Serving as a Civil Society Focal Point, World Health Organization, Expert Committee on Drug Dependance, Cannabis Critical Review Process
Eileen M. McMahon
, Senior Partner, Torys LLP

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4:20 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjournment


This course is pending CLE approval in Virginia and Ohio. During the course, there will be periodic polling to ensure you are still listening. This will let us know if you completed the necessary hours to receive CLE credit. Please email [email protected] at the end of the conference to obtain forms.

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