Texas Medical Cannabis Science and Law

Legal Area:        Health Criminal Litigation Trial Family Juvenile Consumer
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        09/30/2023
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This special CLE course will provide essential background information regarding the role of medical cannabis as a pharmaceutical, how it works in the body and translational research occurring at the Texas Medical Center. Furthermore, this program provide an in-depth overview of current laws and implementations associated with Texas Compassionate Use Program, Texas Department of Public Safety, Standards in Quality Control for participants, and National trends in law and policy. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on April 19, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Botanical Cannabinoids as Pharmaceuticals

  • Endocannabinoid System

  • Translational Research - Imaging

  • Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP)

  • Recent Texas Legislation and Relative State Agencies

  • Federal vs. State Laws (I-IV)

  • CSA Schedule 21 USC §812(c) - "Marijuana" as Schedule 1 Drug

  • Professional Risks

  • Opioid Epidemic (Medical and Illicit)

  • Social Impact

  • Speakers for this course include:

    John R. Pitts, founder and managing principal of Texas Star Alliance.  More information may be found on his company's website.

    Lisa Pittman, an attorney with the firm of Feldmann Nagel Margulis.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Gretchen Mazziotti of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals.  More information may be found on her company's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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