Kelley Drye’s Cannabis Law Practice is pleased to announce these upcoming educational opportunities:

  • Partner Kristi Wolff will be presenting at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s “Legal and Practical Issues In The Evolving World of Cannabis Regulation” Conference in Washington, DC, on November 18-19.  So far, the FTC’s involvement in cannabis regulation has been minimal, but as the industry grows and advertisers balance potential profit with potential enforcement, what are the relevant legal considerations?  Kristi will present on the FTC’s jurisdiction over cannabis advertising and how the current federal/state conflict on marijuana regulation creates advertising considerations.
  • Partner Alysa Hutnik will present on the California Consumer Privacy Act via webinar on November 19 at Noon Eastern.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, and will significantly expand the scope of privacy obligations for U.S. businesses. However, unlike the two-year implementation period for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the CCPA compliance timeline is tight and many aspects are still subject to change.  Please join us for a webinar discussing the latest CCPA developments and strategies for compliance.  To register, click here.
  • On December 5 at 12, special counsel Beth Johnson, Bez Stern, Joseph Green, and associate Melissa Brewer will present a comprehensive cannabis regulatory update.  Topics include the impact of cannabis legalization on government contractors, an update on developing cannabis litigation issues, a review of Prop 65 applicability, and a primer on cannabis customs issues.  To register, click here.
  • On December 10 at 1 PM, partners Kristi Wolff and Michael Zinna will present on “10 Things You Need To Know To Protect Your Cannabis Brand,” a Lexology webinar. They will address questions such as: What standards apply to product labeling? When is a Prop 65 warning required? What are best practices for claim substantiation? Can cannabis-related trademarks be registered? What is the current level of patent procurement industry-wide and where are the best remaining opportunities? What’s the enforcement landscape? If you are curious of the answer to any of these, register here. This presentation is appropriate for attorneys, marketers, regulatory, quality and executive-level personnel.