Ethical CBD Marketing: How to avoid FDA, FTC, and class action trouble

Boulder Hemp-CBD Group
Boulder Hemp-CBD Group
Public group

8th and Pearl Boulder

Directions will be sent to all who RSVP. Any trouble finding it call/text 970 412 0243 · Boulder

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Directions will be sent to all who RSVP. Any trouble finding it call/text 970 412 0243

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Hello All,

This is our first event and it's free! We have a great space in downtown Boulder ideal for networking and learning.

What can we learn from recent "Big 15" Warning Letters, revised Consumer Update, and recent class action news?

Have you ever wondered why some companies receive FDA Warning Letters and are unsure about how to ethically market your product without getting into trouble?

Are you looking for clarification about what the FDA is enforcing and how to read Warning Letter trends?

What is a claim and what are the risks when making them on your website or social media? Can I get in trouble for "Liking" a post?

If I link to a clinical study is this allowable? Do I need to be careful with blogs?

What is the Farm Bill IFR and how do I submit comments?

What is an attorney's opinion on recent class action lawsuits.

This event will focus on a discussion about the dos and don'ts of labeling, marketing, and selling Hemp-CBD and much more!
I am honored to be joined by very special guests Validcare CEO Patrick McCarthy, and Frank Robison, Founder of the Robison Law Group LLC.
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Big thanks to our sample sponsor Wana Wellness, the CBD arm of Wana Brands. They are about to launch nationally and wanted to share their delicious CBD gummies with you!

Many attendees have wide ranging expertise which will make for a great kickoff event.

6:00 - 6:35: Have a drink and chat
6:35 - 6:40: Introduction & Welcome
6:40 - 7:40: Presentations
*Asa Compliance Presentation
*Patrick McCarthy: ValidCare & their CBD Safety Data Collection
*Frank Robison: IFR (Interim Final Rule) and Class Actions
*Q&A (bring your questions!)
7:40 - 8:30: Networking

I look forward to supporting this important discussion so we can all work together to raise the ethics and compliance bar in our industry.

The comments by myself and any presenters are considered opinions only, and are not intended as legal or regulatory advice.

Kind regards,

About me: A long time dietary supplement manufacturer now predominantly focusing on hemp products. I'm a Board member of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and Chair of the AHPA Cannabis Committee.
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