[Webinar] The Regulatory Landscape for Cannabis Products in the U.S. and Canada - Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?

September 8th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Dickinson Wright

September 8th, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

The current regulation of cannabis products in the U.S. and Canada has left many dazed and confused. There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation on the regulation of these products on both sides of the border.

In this informative webinar, we'll cover:

  • The current state of regulation for cannabis products in the U.S. and Canada
  • Common regulatory misconceptions about cannabis products
  • The FDA's current position on the cannabis industry
  • How do claims measure up to current good manufacturing processes (CGMPs) / quality standards / standardized testing protocols applicable to finished drug or other (CBD) products
  • State-run websites and how they play out in interstate commerce
  • The due diligence necessary for product health and performance claims
  • How the U.S. and Canadian laws impact inter-state and cross-border distribution and sales
  • The regulatory horizon for the cannabis industry in the U.S. and Canada

This webinar will be of particular importance for anyone looking to enter or remain in the cannabis industry, whether through supply, distribution, marketing, or sales, and who seek regulatory or contractual counsel with those activities.

Can't attend at these dates or times? Sign up anyway, and we'll send you the recordings.


Billee Lightvoet Ward

Billee Lightvoet Ward
Of Counsel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Billee Lightvoet Ward co-chairs Dickinson Wright's Academic Institutions and Life Sciences group. She has been a practicing health care attorney since 2002, and represents hospitals and other healthcare institutions, physicians and physician practices, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and healthcare vendors in an array of regulatory, compliance, contract and transactional matters. She provides counsel to clients ranging from individual physicians and start-up companies at the local level, to hospitals and large health systems, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies operating on an international scale.

Billee has extensive experience handling commercial arrangements and complex contracting matters, and has represented healthcare clients in a variety of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, co-management arrangements, and other strategic transactions. She has specialized experience advising life sciences companies, health care providers, and institutional review boards concerning regulatory and contract issues associated with clinical investigations and human subjects protections. She counsels product manufacturers and other companies on FDA requirements and other regulatory and practical considerations concerning product classification, premarket strategy, advertising and promotion, and other product development and commercialization matters.

Wendy Hulton

Wendy Hulton
Dickinson Wright LLP

Wendy has over 25 years of experience in the area of product regulation. She provides advice on cannabis, dietary supplements, natural health products, foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and a wide range of consumer products. She is retained by clients throughout Canada, the US and internationally to assist with a broad range of regulatory and marketing law matters.

She provides advice to manufacturers, importers and retailers on a broad range of regulatory and marketing law issues including: Advertising & Promotions, Regulatory Compliance, Product Liability & Product Recall, Contracts & Agreements and E-Commerce.

As a member of Dickinson Wright's Canadian employment law group, Wendy provides employment law advice to a wide range of employers on a variety of workplace issues, including discipline and wrongful dismissal matters, workplace privacy, human rights management and litigation and health and safety issues. She also provides advice and assistance on employment agreements, workplace policies, severance packages and the resolution of workplace disputes. Wendy is looked upon as a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals who are engaged in maintaining employee relationships that support their organization's business objectives.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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