Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 1-3pm EDT
Effective January 3, 2020, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) for purposes of California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). At a public meeting on December 11, 2019, the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” determined that cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) were shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental endpoint.
This AHPA webinar will review this recent action and how other provisions of Prop 65 apply to the legal cannabis industry, including marketers of hemp-derived CBD products who are in commerce in the state of California.
Prop 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires the State to maintain and update a list of these chemicals on a yearly basis. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the assessment of health risks posed by environmental contaminants, and is the agency tasked with implementing Prop 65.
Pursuant to Prop 65, companies conducting business in California must provide a clear and reasonable warning to consumers about exposures to any of the 940+ chemicals on OEHHA’s list, unless the exposures do not exceed established threshold levels. The warning message must be available to the consumer prior to exposure. This webinar will provide an overview of the clear and reasonable warning regulation, including recent changes and amendments.
Prop 65 disputes are primarily enforced via private litigation, which is why compliance is absolutely key to your business. This webinar will provide an overview of several significant developments related to Prop 65. Companies that sell products in California should understand these recent changes and be prepared for additional changes that are in development. A solid compliance plan will help your company mitigate the risk of expensive litigation.
The current litigation and regulatory environment
The status of new chemical listings and how it affects your business
Necessary steps to take to become and maintain compliance
A 20-30-minute Q&A session follows the speaker presentations to answer attendees' specific questions. Submit your questions before the live event via email to Natasha Weaver.
Anthony Cortez, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Sarah Esmaili, Esq., Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP
Carol Monahan-Cummings, Esq., Chief Counsel, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Tentative Agenda Meeting of DARTIC CalEPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Nov 27, 2019
Announcement of the DARTIC Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2019, Notice of Availability of HIMs for Cannabis Oct 4, 2019
Evidence on the Developmental Toxicity of Cannabis (Marijuana) Smoke and Δ9-THC Oct 4, 2019
A complete, updated Proposition 65 chemical list is available on the OEHHA website at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list.
Link to Comment Submissions – Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2019, Notice of Availability of Hazard Identification Materials for Cannabis (Marijuana) Smoke and Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Chemical Reference Download: Marijuana Smoke
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