September 2019 – Foundation for an Informed Texas


September 26, 2019

Consumable Hemp Regulatory Hearing Scheduled

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will host a public hearing on October 3 in Austin to accept comments about the regulation of consumable hemp products (including CBD), registration and licensing as well testing for retail products. It is important to see sensible consumer protections while being diligent during the regulatory process so DSHS doesn’t create unreasonable restrictions on hemp products. If you would like to submit thoughtful input, you can do so in person or via email: [email protected].  Learn more about DSHS role in the implementation of HB 1325. Please support our crucial work! We will follow up when there is more information on this matter.
September 18, 2019

UPDATE: TCUP License Applications Are Open and DSHS Considers Condition Definition

The recently expanded Compassionate Use Act provides additional medical conditions for which low-THC cannabis may be prescribed. On September 11th, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) held a public hearing to define one of the newly added qualifying conditions, “Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases”. You can review the draft definition HERE. In anticipation of an increase in demand for low-THC cannabis, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will reopen the application process for dispensing organization licenses on October 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2019. Applicants can find more information HERE. Patients wishing to participate should review this FAQand consult their doctor. Please support our crucial work being done during the interim! We will follow up when there is more information on this matter.