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Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana: Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Regulation (2020 Edition)

Author(s): James T. O'Reilly, Edgar J. Asebey
Practice Area: Commercial law, Constitutional law, Health care, Life sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Tax
Date: May 2020 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402436482
PLI Item #: 290630

Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana is a unique resource for lawyers who represent clients in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry. For lawyers new to representing marijuana clients, the authors provide an understanding of the definitions of marijuana and other cannabis products, as well as a review of the policy and political issues that have led to the controversy and uncertainty of the current environment.

The new edition adds the latest information on hemp and CBD products, the 2018 Farm Bill, the Department of Agriculture rules on Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program, and a fifty-state survey of the latest medical and recreational cannabis laws and regulations.

Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana offers critical guidance on a wide range of interrelated topics including the complex and varying state regulation of medical and non-medical marijuana; federal law, enforcement, and preemption and their implications for employment, taxes, and banking; and the various aspects of establishing and managing a marijuana enterprise, including the growing, licensing, labeling, transporting, and distribution of marijuana and related products.

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Professor James O’Reilly has taught courses in Public Health Policy and in Food, Drug, & Safety Laws for 39 years at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and College of Law. Since 1974, he has worked on numerous projects involving the Food & Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and Consumer Product Safety Commission, and chaired programs and committees dealing with consumer product safety. He has also served as in-house counsel to a large manufacturer, as counsel to a law firm, and as an expert witness for defendants and plaintiffs. His earlier works include the leading references on food and drug law and federal records disclosure. He is co-editor of the Accident Prevention Manual for the National Safety Council, and Assistant Chief Reporter of the ABA Project on European Union Administrative Law. Prof. O’Reilly also served as Vice Mayor of an Ohio city and executive committee trustee of the regional council of governments serving the Cincinnati region. He is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Edgar J. Asebey is a founding partner of Keller Asebey Life Science Law and a life sciences attorney with over 20 years of experience advising clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, dietary supplement, and cosmetics industries on FDA regulatory compliance, transactional, importation, licensing, and venture finance matters.