Welcome to the Cannabis Law and Policy Committee!

Greetings from the Cannabis Law and Policy Committee! We are a newly formed General Committee in TIPS. We just returned from a successful stand-alone event in Chicago where we had some of the industry’s top leaders speaking about new trends in Cannabis Law, including work at the Federal level, and in regard to hemp/CBD issues. We are also working on a couple of Resolutions to have TIPS bring to the ABA House of Delegates at Midyear regarding advocating for legislation for safe harbors for attorneys practicing in this area and in ancillary areas of practice, and also for legislation regarding safe harbors for banks to be able to federally insure cannabis-related accounts and for other safeguards to be taken to protect the industry, as Cannabis remains federally illegal. Stay tuned for a “Message From the Chair”, Mike Drumke! If you’d like more information about our Committee, please contact us via TIPS Connect. We are also looking for short articles for our Newsletter. These articles are between 1000-2000 words and can be about anything touching Cannabis Law and Policy. Thanks, and we hope to provide you with more content soon! Lisa Jill Dickinson, Technology Vice-Chair lisa@dickinsonlawfirm.com

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TIPS Resolutions at the ABA Midyear House of Delegates

Legislative Update

By: Lisa Dickinson - TIPS had a strong showing in the House of Delegates at the ABA Midyear Meeting, held February 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. TIPS proposed a few resolutions, and all passed. One of the newest TIPS Committees, the Cannabis Law and Policy Committee, put forth two different resolutions.

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Cannabis Law & Policy Articles

What You Need To Know About Louisiana's Therapeutic Marijuana Act

By: Jennifer E. Adams and Barbara Ormsby - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic across America, there is an industry that is growing by leaps and bounds: Cannabis. Yet, under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the use and possession of cannabis for any purpose is illegal. And though there is currently no federal legislation legalizing cannabis, there are many states that legalize the use of cannabis in some form. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis, igniting a movement that spread to a majority of states by 2016.

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