Day 1


Day 2

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Tuesday, December 8


11:15 – 11:30 PM 

FDLI Welcome and Introduction
Amy Comstock Rick, President & CEO, FDLI

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11:30 AM –12:00 PM

Fireside Chat with FDA
Joseph Franklin, Policy Director for the Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
Interviewed by Suzie Loonam Trigg, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

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12:15 – 1:15 PM 

Federal/State Election Impacts and Legislative Initiatives for Marijuana and CBD Regulation
William A. Garvin, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Jonathan A. Havens
, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Justin Strekal, Political Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – NORML
Moderated by Paul Demko, Cannabis Editor, Politico

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1:15– 1:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:45 – 2:30 PM

CBD Regulatory Updates
Douglas MacKay
, SVP, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, CV Sciences
Brian J. Malkin
, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Christopher Van Gundy
, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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2:45 – 3:45 PM

Navigating Drug Preclusion Gaps for Food and Dietary Supplements Containing CBD and Other Cannabinoids
Brad Douglass, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group
Jensen Jose, Regulatory Counsel, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Megan L. Olsen, VP & Associate General Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition
Moderated by Robert Durkin, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

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4:00 – 5:00 PM

U.S. DOJ, DEA, and FTC Approaches to Marijuana and CBD Regulation and Enforcement
John Claud, Assistant Director, Consumer Protection Branch, US Department of Justice
Richard Cleland, Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission
Moderated by Tom Firestone, Partner, Baker McKenzie

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