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The Future of Cannabis & CBD in Confectionery Products

The legality, challenges and trends with cannabis in FDA-regulated products continue to change rapidly. This session covers a regulatory update on the safety, federal and state laws, risks and rewards of entering the cannabis market and provides an overview of the market for CBD products, with a specific focus on edibles. Attendees will get a look at sales data and estimates, including a breakdown of CBD-infused candy and gum sales, and will learn where the opportunities will be for confectionery and snack companies and what types of products are resonating with consumers.


June 23, 2021 | 8:15 am 8:55 am

Chris Walsh is the CEO of Hemp Industry Daily and the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. As CEO, he now guides the strategic vision of the company and its sister publication – Hemp Industry Daily – while educating mainstream industries about the marijuana and hemp sectors. Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis industry analysts by dozens of media outlets and earned an MBA in international business from Regis University.

Tish Pahl is a highly experienced counsel to drug, cosmetic, dietary supplement and food companies with matters before the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies. She is a highly regarded expert and frequent speaker on pharmaceutical supply chain security and cannabis. In addition to counseling FDA-regulated entities, she has particular expertise aiding trade associations in their compliance strategies and crafting advocacy on behalf of members. Tish holds a B.S. and J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.