HP&M’s Larry Houck Presenting “HHS’ Cannabis Rescheduling Recommendation: A Long Strange Trip with Potholes”

December 21, 2023By Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

In October 2022 President Joseph Biden directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Attorney General to begin the administrative process of reviewing expeditiously how cannabis is scheduled under federal law.  HHS recommended that the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) reschedule cannabis from schedule I to schedule III in August.  In making such recommendation, HHS concluded that cannabis no longer meets neither schedule I nor schedule II criteria.

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., Director Larry Houck will present a webinar on HHS’ cannabis rescheduling recommendation hosted by the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (“NASCSA”) scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Eastern).  The webinar will examine rescheduling ramifications and focus on:

  • HHS’ 2023 recommendation vs. HHS’ 2016 findings;
  • What’s next with DEA and its eight-factor scheduling analysis;
  • Implications of cannabis as a schedule III substance;
  • The current regulatory landscape of cannabis and related products including hemp and CBD; and
  • The state of the states.

Information, including how to register, can be found here.