Lisa Pittman, Cannabis Lawyer Publishes Inaugural Ed Of Her Cannabis / Psychedelics Monthly Updates

Lisa Pittman, Cannabis Lawyer Publishes Inaugural Ed Of Her Cannabis / Psychedelics Monthly Updates
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You might also notice that Lisa is featured as our commended cannabis lawyer of the week, this week. Lisa L. Pittman, Esq Pittman Legal   Here is her newsletter and we wish her the best with it. You can find her contact details at the link above     Greetings Friends: Welcome to my first installment industry news, “industry” meaning Cannabis, divided into marijuana and cannabinoids, and Psychedelics.  I intend to make this a regular source of news and information that I provide you, and to include the latest writings I or my colleagues have published.  Or other interesting things I come across. The biggest news of the day (well, in our industry) is the Smokable Hemp ruling by the Texas Supreme Court (attached).  The Court held that the hemp companies have no protected constitutional interest in manufacturing smokable products, that the manufacturing prohibition in statute is valid, and in response to hemp companies’ argument that “hemp has always been legal,” Court pointed out only the stalks etc. of hemp have been legal, but the flower, the part containing the THC, has only recently become legal, & that the expectation that the companies had to manufacture smokable products was not enough to constitute a vested interest in the manufacturing, regulations for which had not been enacted yet when companies started manufacturing, nor does this constitute a right to make a living – recent legalization was the grant of a privilege, not a right (like a drivers license is a privilege, not a right). Importantly, the Court left the injunction in place preventing the enforcement of the smokable hemp ban on retail sales!  Now that we have this decision, strategy is in order! Both for production and efforts in the next legislative session to overcome this.  But, a positive outcome of the case…

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