Evolution of Cannabis & Hemp Law across the U.S.
Time & Location
About The Event
Welcome to April Cannabis Professionals!
Among all the ups and downs the the cannabis industry has faced over the past few years, cannabis law has remained one of the most intimidating and confusing topics most business owners face. This month I am excited to help alleviate some of your law confusion and discuss where the laws are going with our featured presenter and cannabis business attorney, Lisa Pittman.
"Lisa Pittman has been an attorney for almost 20 years, 15 of which were spent litigating business disputes in Texas. When she read the senate bill testimony of mothers with children with epilepsy in 2014 in support of the limited high CBD/low THC oil law now in place in Texas, she decided she could not let that stand, for a potential medicine to be withheld from a child, and for a family to have to leave their state and communities to seek treatment in another state. Apart from becoming involved with the legalization movement in Texas, Lisa decided to open a wellness center for women in Texas to offer a place to consult about plant based therapies, nutrition, and other natural treatments that are a little hard to come by out there. As part of this, she wanted to learn more about what the cannabis plant could do, and came to a cannabis conference in Denver to find out. Not only did she learn more, she saw that this was an industry and movement blossoming across the entire country, and notably, that there were few attorneys at the conference. Lisa saw a niche to become a leader and found a way to merge her passion for wellness and just laws with her profession of being a lawyer, and as a result, has been practicing in this area since 2015.
In 2017, Lisa moved to Colorado to get licensed here and to learn what it is really like to practice in a regulated legal state to eventually take those lessons with her back to Texas, which still has some of the harshest penalties in the nation for marijuana possession. Lisa has worked in numerous states as new states legalize cannabis, and while she has been in Colorado, she has become unexpectedly immersed in the hemp industry as well. She now focuses her practice in these areas with Tannenbaum, Trost & Burk in Denver, and represents investors, operators, and ancillary businesses on all phases of their businesses and operations in corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters."
To learn more about Lisa's practice, you can check them out here: www.ttb.legal
6:30-7:00: Arrival and Networking
7:00- 7:15: Welcome and Announcements
7:15-7:45: Lisa's Presentation
7:45-8:00: Q & A
8:00-8:30: Individual Introductions
8:30-9:00: Open Networking
Once again, we will be at the Boulder Riverside (http://www.boulderriverside.com/) at 6:30pm. There is no Cannabis consumption allowed at this event, so please respect our lovely venue.
This meetup is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone you think might be curious about the Cannabis industry, learn something, or otherwise benefit from this meetup or topic!
Parking is available and free after 7pm in the small lot on the North West corner of Arapahoe and Broadway next to Mustard's Last Stand. Additional parking can be found in the Boulder Public Library parking lot a couple blocks west on Arapahoe past Broadway.
Thank you everyone and I'm looking forward to seeing you at this event!