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January 14, 2020

Public Hearing for State Hemp Program to Be Hosted in Waco

Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Sid Miller, has announced a public hearing to take public comments on the Texas hemp rules, which were published Friday, Jan. 10, on the Texas Register. The hearing will be held on Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. in Waco, Texas. Read press release. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 @ 9 a.m. Texas Farm Bureau Conference Center 7410 Fish Pond Road Waco, Texas, 76710 The Texas Hemp Program outline has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is under review.  Once approved and finalized, TDA can begin granting licenses to farmers who want to grow hemp in Texas. View proposed rules are published on the Texas Register. Visit the TDA website here to learn more about Texas hemp rules and upcoming […]
December 26, 2019

2019: Make Your End of Year Tax-Deductible Donation!

The mission of the Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT), is to inform Texans about current cannabis laws; the medical, legal, and economic impacts of cannabis in Texas; and the legislative process for reform. Marijuana laws in states around the country are rapidly changing. FIT assists the people of Texas to understand how state and national laws impact them. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation for an Informed Texas. Your donations will be applied to: Educational seminars and events hosted across the state Outreach programs focused on reaching out to rural communities as well as seniors, veterans, patients and those affected by prohibition Online resources such as specialty blogs, live streaming of events, and policy analysis Engagement to keep the community educated and updated on […]
December 24, 2019

2019 Accomplishments & 2020 Strategic Timeline

Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) has been hard at work educating Texans about cannabis in 2019! Our mission is to provide timely, expert information to citizens, legislators, regulators, medical professionals and law enforcement on the most pressing topics in the cannabis industry: The development of a well-regulated and science-driven regulatory structure for hemp and cannabis products Education of citizens, medical professionals, legislators and regulators on cannabis research to expand support for safe and legal access to cannabis Education of law enforcement on the facts and data about the cannabis plant and the impact that policies have on the public. Make a tax-deductible donation today to FIT! We reached these goals in 2019 by working closely with allies to accomplish the following: To continue to build […]
December 16, 2019

Update: Definition Approved, Hemp Regulations Released, Interim Charges

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has approved a broad definition of “incurable neurodegenerative disease,” a condition that now qualifies a patient to participate in the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP). As of December 5, 2019, patients with the following diagnosis (and more than 100 others) may participate in our state’s low-THC medical cannabis program:Alzheimer’s Disease and several forms of dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, several forms of muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease, motor neuron diseases like ALS, multiple mitochondrial conditions, creatine disorders, and neurotransmitter defect. Find a full list of the newly added conditions here. Additionally, the rule allows “a treating physician of a patient suffering from an incurable neurodegenerative disease not listed… may submit a request to the department to have a disease added.” More information about this new definition, the […]