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February 4, 2021

Economics of a Regulated Cannabis Market (3/6/21)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas has to re-evaluate how we operate as a state. This includes the way we do business and how we choose to utilize resources. Our united goals are to keep Texans safe and keep our economy moving.  A growing number of states have embraced regulatory frameworks to allow for businesses to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis to those that are over the age of 21. Informed Texas will cover effective tax rates vs prohibitive rates, number of potential consumers, estimated sales per customer, job growth, revenue, criminal justice impacts and more. This seminar will air on 3/6/21 and then will immediately be available for on demand replay. Sponsorships enable us to offer lower registration pricing and registration scholarships. It also empowers […]
February 3, 2021

Cannabis and Pain Seminar (2/27/21)

Join Informed Texas for this educational seminar on Cannabis and Pain. There is mounting interest among patients and healthcare professionals about the clinical benefits of medical cannabis for various ailments, most commonly for pain relief. A large body of clinical research and a history of anecdotal evidence support the use of cannabis for pain relief.  With a growing number of states enacting robust medical cannabis programs, the most common use for medical cannabis in the US is for pain control. We will examine cannabis’ efficacy, safety profile and impact on opioid use with Pain Specialist Robert Marks, MD and Chase Bearden, T.CUP patient and Deputy Executive Director of Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. (More to be announced.).  This seminar will air on 2/27/21 at 11am CT […]
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 […]