January 2021 – Foundation for an Informed Texas


January 25, 2021

Access to Professional Cannabis Education

Foundation for an Informed Texas is a public non-profit which focuses on cannabis education. During the pandemic, we have focused on creating pertinent and timely virtual educational catalog for Texas. Here is an overview of the content you will enjoy: Ask the Doctors: Join two preeminent doctors in cannabis research, Ethan Russo, MD, and Sue Sisley, MD, for a discussion about medical cannabis, their research findings, and upcoming research projects. Best Practices for Hemp in Texas: As Texas progresses through our inaugural hemp season, education on the burgeoning market is imperative. Our presenters cover: The State of Hemp in Texas  Sustainable Cultivation and Cultivar Selection  Harvesting   Testing and Development  Application and Reporting  Current Research for  Texas ​A&M Agrilife Extension  Fluence Texas Veteran Cannabis Conference: Learn from Texas Agriculture Commissioner […]
January 18, 2021

USDA Poised to Release Final Rule for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

On January 19, 2021, the USDA will issue the first federal final agency regulation governing hemp production. A sneak peek of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule is available here. The final rule will become effective on March 22, 2021. Notable ProvisionsDEA Registration for Testing Laboratories Required for All Labs Testing Hemp (Even Unofficial Samples Throughout the Growing Season) This requirement remains in the final rule Given the limited number of DEA-registered labs currently, enforcement of this requirement will continue to be delayed until December 31, 2022 AMS acknowledged it received comments in opposition to this requirement, but it retains the requirement that any lab testing hemp for regulatory compliance purposes must be registered with the DEA to conduct chemical analysis of controlled substances per 21 CFR […]