May 20, 2020 What's New at TIPS

The Cannabis Law & Policy Committee

By Lisa L. Pittman

Cannabis has crept into the American Bar Association as it has captivated a majority of the United States today, creating the dawn of a new industry as laws change to legalize both “marijuana” and hemp—exciting times to be an attorney! The American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Law Section was not late to the party, presenting its first marijuana law CLE at the annual meeting in New York City in 2017, entitled, “How the Trajectory of Marijuana Law Will Affect Your Practice.” This CLE was over a year in the making after the onslaught of cannabis legalization that began in 2014. The reception to that CLE led to the creation of a Cannabis Law & Policy Task Force and, as of August 2019, a Cannabis Law & Policy Committee.

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