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Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD: Navigating the Complex Federal, State & Local Landscapes

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Produced on May 07, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 6m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Since the federal legalization of hemp in December 2018, we have seen explosive growth in hemp production, specifically the production of hemp-derived CBD products (e.g., food, beverages, topicals, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and much more). However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), states and localities, and the plaintiff’s attorneys have not been shy about going after products in this space. In this exciting and interactive session, Jonathan Havens, a former FDA regulator, and Capitol Hill staffer, will discuss the current CBD policy and regulatory landscapes and how they might change.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how the FDA, FTC, and other federal and state government agencies are regulating hemp/hemp-derived CBD products 

  2. Examine the FDA’s approach to CBD and understanding what action, if any, that the FDA may take near term and long term

  3. Recognize the importance of CBD sourcing, labeling, and testing

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Jonathan Havens

Saul Ewing LLP

Jonathan Havens counsels clients on regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters related to products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Companies in the consumer health care products, life sciences, cosmetics, tobacco, and medical cannabis industries, among others, turn to Jonathan for advice on how to get and keep their products on the market. He advises companies throughout the product life cycle, including product development, formulation, manufacture, distribution, and promotion. More specifically, Jonathan handles matters involving labeling, good manufacturing practice (GMP), quality system regulation (QSR), product design, and registration and listing, to name a few. When disputes, including litigation, arise relating to these and other issues, Jonathan helps clients navigate them. This includes preparation for FDA inspections, response to inspectional observations (FDA Form 483) and warning letters, managing product recalls, and resolving import and export issues. He also counsels clients through business transactions that involve oversight by myriad federal and state agencies. 

Beyond his FDA, FTC, and CPSC work, Jonathan’s experience extends to matters involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a wide array of state and municipal agencies, state attorneys general, and district attorneys. His deep understanding of the complex regulatory and statutory requirements that govern a wide range of products and services is enhanced by his experience working in government and on Capitol Hill. Before entering private practice, Jonathan served as regulatory counsel with FDA, where he focused on compliance and enforcement related to promotion, advertising, and labeling. Jonathan has also held legislative and government affairs positions in which he facilitated the development and execution of strategic communications to members of Congress and their staff aides, and managed several areas of policy and drafted legislative proposals. 


Benjamin S.

Good work, I don't just hand out 4s.

Victoria N.

Good course.

Erin B.

Great presenter! Thanks for the information!

Christina W.

Excellent content


Wanted to learn more about financing.

Edward H.

Good course. Suggestion: with the variety of legal regimes throughout the U.S. on this topic, it would be good to have more content (whole CLE courses) focused on the law in specific jurisdictions

Edward J.

Mr. Haven's presentations was one of the best I have seen in a long time. He was thorough and his written materials were substantive and contained links that will provide much additional detail.

Michael S.

Stellar presentation, will be looking for more from this Atty.

Mark B.

Very helpful with excellent practice advice.

Michael C.

Very insightful course.

Joshua B.

I watched a similar program a few years back and it’s amazing how much the landscape has shifted.

alexis s.

Best program so far

Ahban S.

This was a good course.

Stacy R.

Helpful information.

Celeste B.

Very nice job.

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