Coats Rose Adds Lisa Pittman and Announces Cannabis Business Law Practice – Expansion of the Firm’s Regulatory Legal Counseling Services

HOUSTON – March 10, 2020 – Coats Rose is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa L. Pittman to the firm’s Austin office.  Pittman’s pioneering work in the cannabis business industry in Texas has earned her the title, “The First Lady of Texas Cannabis Law.”  Her practice is focused on hemp and cannabis business planning and compliance, as well as commercial litigation. 

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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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TX Health Dept. Holds Public Hearing on Consumable Hemp Products

Author: Andrea Steel

In preparation of the formal rule-making process implementing HB 1325 which will begin soon, the Texas Department of State Health Services (the “Department”) held a public hearing yesterday to take comments relating to consumable hemp products (a video of the full hearing can be found here).

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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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