May 20, 2022 | CTPost

CFCR Founder, Sheri Orlowitz joins as panelist of Experts to talk cannabis in Westport, where recreational sale
is banned

Despite local regulation that banned recreational cannabis businesses, a panel of six industry professionals came to Earthplace in Westport Thursday for an event titled CannaCurious? Marketing, Regulations, and Social Equity.


May 18, 2022 | NBC Connecticut 

Curious About the Cannabis Industry? This Local Event is for You

If you’re curious about cannabis or interested in the industry, an event happening in Westport may be for you. It’s called CannaCurious? Marketing, Regulations and Social Equity and helps answer questions for everyone from budding entrepreneurs to people interested in learning more for their own personal use.

The American Marketing Association, Southern CT Chapter is hosting the event. Erika Alonso is the event moderator and also the co-founder and chief marketing officer of a technology company called Witi. She said it will offer something for everyone


April 29, 2022 | Marijuana Moment

Top Schumer Aide Talks Next Steps For Marijuana Legalization And Cannabis Banking Reform

A top staffer for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on Thursday about the path forward for a federal marijuana legalization bill and the prospects of passing incremental measures like cannabis banking reform in the interim.

At an event hosted by the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR), Schumer’s chief counsel Reginald Babin said that “there is a bit more work to be done in terms of figuring out where the sweet spot is at least in the Senate in terms of what we can do this year.”


March 4, 2022 | Analytical Cannabis

How the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation Is Working Towards Just That

It is a common misconception that legalization is the end goal for the cannabis sector. Legalization is only the beginning. “As you're having conversations about legalization and what's working at the state level, what will work at the federal level, it is always imperative that you have a conversation about regulation at the same time, because that is really where the rubber meets the road,” Sarah Chase told Analytical Cannabis.

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January 19, 2022 | Benzinga

Cannabis Movers & Shakers: Columbia Care, Lowell Farms, Leafly, Instadose, Michael J. Fox Foundation

On Thursday, the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) announced that Ted Thompson, JD, senior vice president for public policy at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), will join CFCR leadership as a member of their board of directors. Thompson brings over 25 years of experience in public policy, government relations, and nonprofit management.


December 15, 2021 | Law360

Cannabis Advocacy Org Urges Fed Action On CBD Regulation

The Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation has requested a meeting with the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address what the organization says is a public health crisis "unfolding with increasing severity" due to a federal reading of a rule that has "needlessly hamstrung" the regulation of cannabinoids.


November 16, 2021 | Marijuana Ventures

Sarah a. Chase, Executive Director Featured on Marijuana Venture "faces"

As the first executive director of the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation, Sarah A. Chase sees her role as an information conduit that ensures all stakeholders understand the complicated nature of the cannabis industry.


February 2, 2021 |Cannabis Wire

A Narrow window opens for national cannabis reform

If legalization under Biden is not likely, a Cannabis Legalization Task Force and an Office of Cannabis Management which could move us intelligently and responsibly closer. Read full memo below.


May 19, 2022 | 6PARK News, Maryland

CFCR's executive director, Sarah Chase Deliveries keynote for MS in Medical Cannabis Graduates at the University of Maryland school of Pharmacy

“You are entering a world where there is no preconceived construction, no formality, no established convention, no dogma that tells you what to do…or stops you,” Chase said. “They are here to build a new industry. Your love of science, of discovery, of wonder, these are virtues, and you are free to allow them to infuse into everything you do.”

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May 12, 2022 | The Canna Mom Show

Podcast: Canna Science
and Public Policy with Sarah Chase

Sarah Chase is the first Executive Director for the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR), a non-profit based in Washington, DC with a mission to assist the government, and specifically-federal regulatory agencies, to rethink, develop, and implement evidence-based cannabis regulations.


March 10, 2022 | Cannabis Wire

FDA Reiterates Need for Cannabinoid Data in Webinar on Research and Regulation

Two weeks ago, the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) hosted a webinar called “The Endocannabinoid System: Implications for Research and Regulatory Science” that included Cassandra Taylor, a chemist at the FDA within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), and Dan Mellon, the FDA’s Deputy Director for the Division of Pharmacology Toxicology for Neuroscience, among others. CFCR is a newly-formed national group focused on federal cannabis regulations.


February 24, 2022 | MJBizDaily

Who’s who in federal marijuana reform and legalization

The movement to overhaul federal marijuana policy has gotten more crowded in recent years, with new trade associations, business groups, social justice activists and lobbyists joining calls to legalize the plant.

The collection of stakeholders also has become much more diverse.

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January 19, 2022 | Natural Products Insider

Some optimism in 2022 federal forecast for CBD

While momentum for federal regulation of CBD stalled in 2021—like most non-COVID-19 items that were before lawmakers—many proponents of federal action to regulate hemp-derived extracts have cautious optimism about the coming year.

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December 14, 2021 | Natural Products Insider

Cannabis group asks HHS secretary for CBD meeting

A cannabis nonprofit group has requested a meeting with the top official of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and his staff to discuss regulation of hemp-based CBD. In a Dec. 12 letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, representatives of the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) said it is crucial “to overcome a choke point” identified by FDA, which is limiting the agency from regulating cannabinoids low in THC.


September 23, 2021 | Cannabis Business Executive

Putting cbd to the test: study in brazil demonstrates safety, efficacy

CFCR hosted a webinar discussing the deep dive of the study and featured Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Chairwoman for Science & Regulatory Affairs Committee for CFCR and former FDA adviser


December 18, 2020 | Politico

Actions Biden Could Take on Cannabis Policy

Despite his evolving stance on criminal penalties for marijuana possession and his steps towards marijuana research, Biden has yet to endorse full legalization of the drug. While there is always hope, CFCR believes Biden might only go as far as to appoint a task force and they are among the recommendations we have made to the President.


May 19, 2022 | Marijuana Moment

FDA Head Admits Agency Has Been Slow To Regulate CBD, But Suggests Congress Needs To Do More

"..CFCR is urging immediate congressional spending on FDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services so officials can develop new, faster ways to evaluate compounds in cannabis, Chase said. “We call on Congress to ensure that the agency itself is adequately funded and staffed in order to do the work ahead.”


May 11, 2022 | Benzinga

What's The FDA's Regulatory Impact On The Cannabis Industry? Find Out In This Webinar

What's the Food and Drug Administration's impact on the cannabis industry?

With consumer safety and public health at its absolute core, the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) will use its upcoming May webinar to focus on the findings in a recent FDA report designed to ensure that regulations presently in place for approved drug products in the marketplace are consistent with regulations applicable to cannabis products for medical use.


March 8, 2022 | The Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Survey Results: People with Parkinson’s Share Experiences with Cannabis

CFCR Board Member and Senior Vice President of Public Polic at MJFF, Ted Thompson, JD is featured in the recent survey results recently published in Movement Disorders Clinical Practice,


January 24, 2022 | The Fresh Toast

CFCr's executive director speaks on Florida's roadmap to cannabis legalization

Ever since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational cannabis use about a decade ago, dozens of other states have followed in their footsteps. In fact, nearly half of the states in the country have recreational cannabis laws on the books now, which makes one curious as to where Florida is on cannabis legalization.


December 17, 2021 | MarketWatch

Investors in cannabis companies burned by stock-market losses in 2021 even as the pot business grows

Cannabis companies look toward 2022 with plans to expand their businesses to legal markets in more states despite an expected lack of movement on the federal level to end cannabis prohibition.

As a whole, cannabis companies hope to see the New Year reverse their weak 2021 performance, even if the underlying business of legal weed has continued to pick up steam in the U.S.


December 14, 2021 | Cannabis Wire

CFCR calls for CBD to be exempted from FDA’s “drug exclusion rule.”

Anyone who has been closely following the FDA’s work on CBD, and is hoping to legally use the cannabinoid in, say, beverages, knows that there is one major sticking point: the cannabis compound is already an FDA-approved drug. 


February 25, 2021 | The PBC Conference

PBC Conference

Interviews Sheri Orlowitz

In an interview with Josh Radbod, Co-Founder & CEO of the PBC Conference, Orlowitz shares the importance and role of CFCR in the industry.


February 26, 2020 |Yahoo! Finance

the council for federal cannabis regulation launches, targets cbd regulation first

Cannabis industry leaders are launching the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation.

The goal of this independent, tax-exempt nonprofit is to help cannabis become a mainstream consumer goods product by educating federal regulators, legislators and people from outside the industry.

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