Pittman Appointed to Baker Institute’s Drug Policy Program

HOUSTON – May 18, 2020 – Lisa Pittman, an attorney focused on medical marijuana, cannabis and hemp law has been appointed as a Nonresident Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy as a part of the Drug Policy Program.

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Business Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Cannabis Edition – Part II: Louisiana Bulletin

In this series of posts, we share information about the various relief opportunities that may be available for cannabis businesses experiencing financial woes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including federal stimulus relief, general business dispute resolution methods, and potential insurance claims and also share a few options specific to Texas and Louisiana, and more. 

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Texas Medical Marijuana: “Incurable Neurodegenerative Disease”

Author: Andrea Steel

There is still time to submit written comments to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to designate “Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases” which will qualify for medical marijuana in Texas.

The 2019 Texas Legislature, through H.B.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Dispensary License in Texas

Author: Andrea Steel



In an unanticipated turn of events, yesterday DPS abruptly suspended the application period for dispensing organizations, providing only a generic email stating “[t]he department will review the program and the need for any additional licenses again in the coming months.”  It also took down from its site any indications that the acceptance period had ever opened.  

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