THC V. CBD

Cannabis, Hemp and the Legal Status of Products Containing Cannabidiol (CBD)

July 22, 2020 2:30pm

Todd A. Harrison
Partner
Venable LLP

Will Woodlee
Partner
Kleinfeld Kaplan & Becker LLP

Rebecca K. Wood
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

THC is currently illegal under federal law. Whether the federal government should regulate state marijuana programs continues to be disputed on the national stage. With the rise of vaping-related lung injuries and CBD oil flooding the market, the call for a reform of federal drug scheduling laws are quickly moving to the top of the regulatory agenda.

  • Analyzing the recent scheduling change of CBD in the wake of the DEA’s schedule I classification of the epilepsy medication Epidiolex
  • Reviewing the status of hemp, marijuana, and other cannabinoids under current federal law
    • Distinguishing “hemp-derived” from “marijuana-derived”
  • Navigating the legal pathways for bringing cannabinoids to market
  • Considering the evolving development of state cannabis laws
  • Understanding the emergence of cannabidiol and its future in the controlled substance arena
  • Complying with state storage and record keeping laws