Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants

Jeanne Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers March 5 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, presenting a panel discussion entitled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” The show, which takes place March 3-5, also features over 40+ education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant & food service industry.

With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, which descheduled industrial hemp and CBD while reinforcing the regulatory authority of the FDA, and the increasingly widespread legalization of cannabis across the United States, a labyrinth of legal issues emerges for restauranteurs interested in offering cannabis products and services. While the industry is budding, the array of U.S. state and federal laws and regulations makes compliance a challenge.

Norris McLaughlin’s panel discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering the following questions:

  • What are the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis?
  • What are the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis?
  • What employment issues do restaurant employers need to be aware of in light of the increasing legalization of medical marijuana and adult recreational use?
  • What are the requirements and hurdles for obtaining a federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St, Room 1C03
New York, NY 10001
(212) 216-2000

Session Number: T106

For more information and to register with $10 off, click here.

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