CBD craze: Update on usage, legality, research in pet food — CBD products are everywhere on the pet scene, but is this substance legal to use in pet food or treats? Is it safe for pets? How much can the CBD pet product market grow? Join experts in these areas to find out if this is just a passing fad or a major category in the making. Specific topics and speakers include Top trends in natural and specialty pet: focus on CBD — Amy Kerr, director of business development, SPINS; Green rush: Making and marketing pet foods and treats with CBD — Emily Lyons, attorney, and Michael Annis, partner, Husch Blackwell; and New research on CBD: safety and efficacy — Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, DACVSMR, professor, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council, will join the Q&A/discussion segment.
Green rush: Making and marketing pet foods and treats with CBD — Emily Lyons, attorney, and Michael Annis, partner, Husch Blackwell provide pet food manufacturers, retailers and other industry stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape for products that include cannabidiol and evaluate the impact these products have on their businesses.
Annis is a St. Louis-based trial attorney protecting the corporate value of food and agribusiness clients, including against claims of false advertising, patent and trademark infringement, and enforcement and the misappropriation of trade secrets. A 25-plus year veteran, Annis has tried to verdict dozens of cases, in both federal and state courts, as well as before numerous federal administrative agencies. He is a frequent speaker, both in public forums and in private client presentations, on many topics within the intellectual property world, including claims raised in and the defense of consumer class actions and competitor-based false advertising.