OCT. 24-27, 2018
Salt Lake City Utah
Why did the conference committee choose University of Utah?
- University of Utah was one the hosts for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The campus was upgraded and expanded to include many features and amenities that make it a perfect venue to hold a conference.
- Its beautiful campus is home to one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens located on 100 acres in the foothills and featuring over 5 miles of hiking trails.
- It is quickly and inexpensively accessed from Salt Lake City International Airport.
- Transportation: TRAX light rail system from the Airport and other Salt Lake City areas for $2.50 per way; free on-campus shuttle.
- A reasonably priced on site hotel, excellent food services, and over 35,000 square feet of meeting space allows for convenience and affordability.
Where can I find information about the venue?
How do I get to the conference from the airport?
Where can I see the conference schedule?
Where can I find information about the trade show?
Can the public attend the trade show?
Can I bring my friend, spouse or child to lectures and workshops?
Where can I find information about the post-conference workshops:
Are post-conference workshops included in the price?
Are meals included in the price?
Can I purchase meal tickets separately?
Where will meals be served?
Will vegetarian and allergy free food options be available
Is lodging included in the price?
Can I record or take photos at the conference?
What is the proper attire for the conference?
What will the weather be like?
What should I bring with me?
A jacket in case of rain or chilly weather.
A good pair of hiking shoes and socks if you would like to enjoy the beautiful hiking trails in the area.
- Dancing shoes.
Can I sell high CBD oil at the conference?
The issue with marijuana extracts (aka “marihuana” as the DEA spells it), including high CBD oil, is that they are Schedule I controlled substances in the United States. In December, 2016, the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Agency) specifically designated Marijuana extracts (defined as any extract containing 1 or more cannabinoids) as Schedule I controlled substances which means that they are federally illegal to use, possess, sell, cultivate or transport. It’s true that high CBD (cannabidiol) oil contains a low level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and is considered to be non-psychoactive. CBD, however, is a cannabinoid which unfortunately makes it federally illegal. When performing inspections, DEA inspectors are currently specifically looking for marijuana extracts such as high CBD oil.
Utah was the first state to legalize high CBD oil for treating severe epilepsy. Epilepsy patients must obtain a “hemp extract registration card” in order to purchase it. Additionally, in March, 2018, a bill was signed into law by Utah Governor Gary Herbert making it legal for use by terminally ill patients (defined as patients who have less than 6 months live) to use certain forms of medical cannabis under defined conditions. Several 2018 cannabis laws have been passed in Utah, and administrative rules are being implemented which will allow for the sale of high CBD oil under certain conditions. The rules will require CBD oil growers/producers to obtain a license from Utah Department of Agriculture, and CBD products will require registration before being sold. CBD oil registered with the Department will have to meet all testing, labeling, and other requirements as established by the rule.
NAHA is not against high CBD oil, however, as a 501(c)3 non-profit association, it’s important that we function within the bounds of the law. Unless vendors can supply definitive proof that the product they are selling meets all of the current laws and regulations of the state of Utah, we cannot allow high CBD oil to be sold or advertised at the conference. Copies of your Utah license, product registration, and proof of labeling compliance must be submitted no later than October 1, 2018.
- Article from The Brookings Institution discussing DEA guidance on CBD: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/02/06/cannabidiol-illegal-and-always-has-been/
- Article summarizing the legality of CBD Oil written by a legal group which exclusively fights for Cannabis rights: http://www.cannalawblog.com/think-you-are-selling-legal-cbd-oil-dea-says-think-again/
- Science Direct article discussing the legal status of cannabis (Marijuana) and cannabidiol (CBD): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1525505016305856
- An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569602/
- Rules for becoming a medical cannabis patient in Utah: https://www.safeaccessnow.org/becoming_a_patient_in_utah
- Utah medical cannabis policy: https://le.utah.gov/~2018/bills/static/HB0195.html
- Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative (may appear on the ballot November, 2018): https://ballotpedia.org/Utah_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative_(2018)
- Cannabis laws in Utah & FAQ: http://www.ag.utah.gov/cannabis-information.html