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CBD Political & Legal Landscape


Practically interwoven in the DNA of CBD is a long history of politics, negative bias, legislations, and regulations. Kick-starting this webinar in the 1930s, we will learn how a former USP pharmacopeial drug with 8,000+ years of documented medicinal use became publically slandered, vilified, and federally prohibited for use. From here we will map out all the political and legal milestones that shape the history of CBD – from the Controlled Substance Act in 1970, to the approval of synthetic THC drugs in the 1980s, to the 2018 approval of a synthetic CBD drug, and finally to the 2018 Farm Bill marking the biggest milestone, to date, in CBD legalization efforts.

This webinar will not only provide a compelling account of the CBD political history and the current US federal regulatory landscape, but will also dive into some State-specific laws and requirements that pharmacies need to adhere to when it comes to the sale of CBD – including specification on THC levels, license requirements, and more.

Intended audience

    United States Independent Pharmacies


    Hardware/software requirements

    Web browser

    Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

    Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet Explorer v11

    Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)

    Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet connection

    Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

    Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended)


    No additional software needed


    2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)



    This webinar is Copyright © Ecofibre Limited 2021.

    Course summary

    Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
    Chief Science Officer, Ananda Health

    Dr. Capano holds a BSN and an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BS in neuroscience from the University of Miami. She earned her doctoral degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Sandra Festa Ryan award for Outstanding Creativity and Innovation.

    Dr Capano was the first doctoral candidate of any discipline who focused on cannabinoid science under the guidance of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University.

    Dr. Capano is currently a faculty member of the Lambert Center and a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Emerging Health Professions. Her clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner includes primary care, with a focus on sexual and reproductive medicine.


    Samantha Timmermann, BS
    Director of Marketing, Ananda Health

    Samantha is the Ananda Health Director of Marketing responsible for crafting the brand identity and go-to-market strategies across the group’s brands. She is fiercely committed to helping consumers and retailers navigate the CBD marketplace and positioning Ananda Health as the trusted voice and resource for evidence-based education and world-class hemp products.

    As a cross-functional team, Samantha’s department also contributes to product development and crafts tools to support sales enablement, including the AnandaMine Knowledge Base, Ananda University eLearning, and annual CBD360 events.

    Her passion for accessible, high-quality healthcare can be traced back to her youth where she worked in her family-owned pharmacy and witnessed the power of educating consumers and providing innovative solutions to help them live their fullest lives.

    Prior to joining Ecofibre in 2018, Samantha built the marketing department at Pharmacy Development Services where she spent significant time creating training programs and strategies to help independent pharmacies increase profits and maximize patient outcomes.

    Samantha holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in management and marketing with an emphasis on communications from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.


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