Why Attend

Preliminary Agenda



Thursday, December 2

11:00 – 11:10 AM
FDLI Welcome and Introduction
Amy Comstock Rick, President & CEO, FDLI

11:10 –11:50 AM
Keynote Address
Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, CDER (Invited)

12:00–1:00 PM
Present and Future Federal Marijuana Policies and Interplay with State Regulatory Frameworks

1:10–2:10 PM
How States are Responding to Marijuana’s Public Health Concerns and Implications for Possible Federal Regulation
Jonathan A. Havens, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

2:10–2:40 PM

2:40–3:40 PM
State and Federal Marijuana Policies: Addressing Racial Bias and Social Equity Reform
Alyssa Samuel, Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP

3:50–4:35 PM
International Cannabis Regulation: Impact and Considerations for a U.S. Framework

4:45–5:45 PM
The Hazy Legal Status of Synthetic Cannabinoids
Howard R. Sklamberg, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Friday, December 3

11:00 – 11:10 AM
FDLI Welcome and Introduction
Steven Leslie
, Deputy Director, Educational Programs, FDLI

11:10 AM –12:10 PM
Achieving High Product Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices for Cannabis Products
Tara Lin Couch, Senior Director of Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services, EAS Consulting Group
Steven M. Gendel, Senior Director, Food Science, U.S. Pharmacopeia

12:20–1:20 PM
FDA’s Search for Data to Inform Cannabidiol Regulation as a Food and Dietary Ingredient
Robert Durkin, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Brian J. Malkin, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Elizabeth Oestreich, VP Regulatory Compliance, Greenleaf Health, Inc.

1:20–1:50 PM

1:50–2:50 PM
Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges Facing Cannabis Growers
Stan Benda, Barrister & Solicitor / Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School York University
Keith A. Matthews, Of Counsel, Wiley LLP

3:00–4:00 PM
Will Increased Supply Options Affect Marijuana Research and Drug Development?
Rodney William Butt, Sr Vice President – Strategic Solutions, Nutrasource Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Services
Heike Newman, Senior Regulatory Manager, University of Colorado

4:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjournment