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Cannabis regulation: The French paradox


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Category:
Administrative Law |  International Law |  International Webinar
Faculty:
Jason Moscovici |  Marie Sanchez
Duration:
1 Hour 05 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
SKU:
INCBA04282021OD
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Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.



Description

While France is known as the second largest hemp producer in the world, it remains one of the less developed cannabis markets. Nevertheless with the launch of the pilot program on medical cannabis in March 2021 and the expected changes in the CBD regulation following the CJEU’s decision of November 19, 2020, more and more companies are exploring options and opportunities to enter the French market where substantial growth is expected to be seen in the coming years. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a clear overview of the current regulatory landscape in France on both medical cannabis and wellness hemp/CBD and to answer some frequently asked questions in order to provide some practical tips as to what can be done or not and what to expect in the near future.

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General

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Faculty

Jason Moscovici's Profile

Jason Moscovici Related seminars and products

Partner, Lawyer, Biochemist

Robic, LLP


Jason Moscovici is a partner, lawyer and biochemist with ROBIC, LLP, a multidisciplinary intellectual property law firm from Quebec, Canada. His IP practice specializes in regulated industries such as food, alcohol, cannabis, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, natural health products, advertising and consumer products.

 

Jason’s focus on the valorization and enforcement of intellectual property, as well as the numerous compliance issues that orbit regulated industries, have allowed him to quickly become one of the most trusted legal advisors to the emerging cannabis industry. His perspectives on compliance, intellectual property and the commercial hurdles related specifically to cannabis are routinely solicited by stakeholders in this space.

 

Jason leads ROBIC`s cannabis group and sits on the life sciences committee of the firm.


Marie Sanchez's Profile

Marie Sanchez Related seminars and products

Partner

Delcade Avocats & Solicitors


Marie has been a partner at DELCADE since 2022 and is a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences team. Her activity is mainly focused on regulatory aspects related to Life Sciences.

Marie advises and represents the interests of various players in the Life Sciences sector (pharmaceutical companies, medical devices, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, food supplements, biocides, veterinary drugs, etc.) at all stages of the lifecycle of their products and services. She has also developed an in-depth expertise on regulatory and legal issues related to the emerging therapeutic cannabis and wellness hemp/CBD industries.

Her expertise spans advisory work on regulatory issues (general product regulation, clinical research, market access, product advertising, compliance, industry/healthcare professionals’ relations (anti-gift and transparency rules), vigilance, etc.) and on contractual matters. She also represents her clients in litigation before civil, commercial and administrative courts and assists them in their dealings with competent authorities (ANSM, CEPS, ANSES, ANMV, DGCCRF…). Her clients include companies of all sizes: large groups, SMEs and start-ups, both French and international.

A member of the Paris and Quebec Bars, Marie holds a Master II in Healthcare Industry Law from the University of Montpellier I, as well as an Executive MBA from ESSEC-Mannheim. After starting her career in Singapore with a major pharmaceutical group, she practiced for nearly 10 years in renowned international law firms before founding her own practice in 2020. She is a frequent speaker at international seminars and conferences on regulatory issues, particularly in relation to the cannabis industry. Outside the firm, Marie is a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) and the French Regulatory Affairs Association (AFAR).

Her motto:

“They did not know it was imposible, so they did it”  (Mark Twain)


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