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ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Standardization and the Cannabis Industry

When

2:00 - 5:00, November 6, 2019

Where

FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington DC

ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Standardization and the Cannabis Industry | Overview

Although cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medicinal use and 11 states have legalized recreational use. With the continued growth of the cannabis industry and increasing public and political support for broader legalization, there is a growing need for standardization activities that support public health and safety.

This year’s Legal Issues Forum will examine the legal implications, challenges, and opportunities for standards developing organizations and conformity assessment bodies in light of the shifting legal landscape. The forum will feature interactive panel discussions, including:

  • The Current and Evolving Legal Landscape, Panel 1: Clarifying the Rules and Regulations that Govern Cannabis Sales, Production, and Use in the U.S. – and the Implications for Standardization
    This panel will focus on the legal aspects of the cannabis/hemp business, the federal Controlled Substance Act and the Money Laundering statutes, how these laws are evolving, and finally, how they have or might apply to standards development activities.
  • The Current and Evolving Legal Landscape, Panel 2: Understanding the Rules and Regulations Relating to Conformity Assessment Activities that Support Health and Safety
    This panel will focus on what is being done in the area of cannabis/hemp by the testing communities, in keeping with the laws of their jurisdiction.
Legal Issues Forum Agenda