Cannabis and Psychedelics: Are They Legal?

Legal Area:        Criminal Health Litigation Trial Business Consumer Medical Ethics Professional Responsibility
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

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This CLE program will cover current scientific research in the use of psychedelics for the treatment of mental health issues as well as federal and state legalization efforts. The challenges in conducting clinical research on Schedule 1 substances will also be discussed. This course will provide an overview of DOJ guidance and federal legislation that have allowed for state specific cannabis programs, including the Texas Low-THC program, and an analysis of what rescheduling by the DEA could mean. This presentation will provide a roadmap of the differences between hemp and marijuana as well as the nuances of CBD products and THC analogues. There will also be a discussion pertaining to the broader ethical concerns when considering providing legal advice on setting up and operating a psychedelic / cannabis business. This CLE program features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on March 1, 2024. Subjects include:

  • What is Psychedelic Therapy?

  • State Proposed Bills, State Laws, and Federal Laws

  • Federal vs. State Rescheduling

  • Cannabis or Marijuana: What is the Difference?

  • Commercial Marijuana

  • The "Hemp Loophole"

  • Texas: Where Are We?

  • Speakers:

    Natasha Sumner, Husch Blackwell.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Alyssa Samuel, Husch Blackwell.  More information may be found on her firm'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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