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February 24, 2020

Texas Hemp Update with Lisa Pittman, Esq

For the Informed Texas Veteran Seminar in Haltom City, Lisa L. Pittman, Esq (Member of Texas Hemp Advisory Council) recorded an update on the Texas Hemp Program’s regulations, fee structures, when you will interact with DPS and when licensing for farmers will likely begin.   Or watch HERE.
February 9, 2020

Results: Survey of Regional Advocacy Workshop Attendees

During our recent 10 city workshop tour, we asked the attendees to fill out a survey to provide feedback on the impact of the event for them. They filled out a questionnaire at the beginning and end of the workshop, rating on a scale of 1 to 5, their understanding on a variety of topics as well as offering feedback on what they enjoyed and how we can improve for the future. Please donate to support our educational work! Here are the results of the survey: Well over three hundred Texans attended our workshops in 10 cities. Here is how the attendance broke down.  This was the sixth workshop tour we have hosted. We wanted to understand how many new people we were reaching. Our survey […]
January 29, 2020

Texas Hemp Program Plan Approved by USDA!

The USDA approved Texas’ plan to regulate hemp. Before licenses can be issued, though, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) must adopt rules for the regulation of hemp cultivation and manufacturing. Recently, TDA hosted a hearing in Waco to accept public comment relating to their proposed rules. Contact TDA to offer comment on proposed rules via email: [email protected] Separately, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is charged with regulating retail sales of consumable hemp products. Proposed rules have been published and are mostly good, aiming to protect consumers but overstep in restricting sale of “smokable” hemp product. DSHS is expected to publish a revised draft of the rules in February, giving time for more feedback before finalizing in March. Contact DSHS to offer feedback on proposed rules via email [email protected]
January 22, 2020

Recap: Hearing for Texas Hemp Program

In Waco, Texas, many Texas farmers, business owners and advocates met to offer their input on the regulations that are currently under review by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Commissioner Sid Miller introduced the crowd to the team that is working implementing our Texas Hemp and said, “This is like the 1920’s. We are ending prohibition, that is what we are doing. We have lifted the restriction and removed it (hemp) from the forbidden list.” The Commissioner went on to explain that these rules are the skeleton and they will be improving the rules with input. Additionally, Commissioner Miller has an official advisory committee who is also advising him and the team on the best practices. The team showed a short video where the Commissioner offers […]