Cannabis and CBD Companies Subject to Increased Prop 65 Exposure
What is Prop 65 and what does it require?
Cannabis and CBD companies must get ready for elevated liability risk due to California’s Proposition 65 statute. THC has been included on the list of chemicals for which Prop 65 warnings are necessary. The Prop 65 statute has identified THC as one of the chemicals that bring about reproductive harm. As no safe harbor level has yet been recognized, that means any amount of THC in a product sold in California requires a compliant Prop 65 warning. This white paper discusses why companies that work with cannabis or CBD should begin plans to alleviate their risk under Prop 65 as the rule becomes effective January 3, 2021.
Ian Stewart has defended complex litigation in state and federal courts for more than 20 years with a focus on product liability, complex general casualty, cannabis law, transportation and marine claims, data privacy and security, and intellectual property litigation. Ian is co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice and a member of the Information Governance Leadership Committee.
Ian is committed to client communication and cost-effective litigation management. He is a proponent of efficient claim resolution and Legal Project Management. Ian goes out of his way to ensure that he understands his clients’ business and goals so that an agreed strategy can be identified and implemented at the outset of any litigated matter.