Blog (Expert Opinion) – Foundation for an Informed Texas
November 15, 2018

Room At The Table: Expanding A Message of Hope and Reform

Room At The Table: Expanding A Message of Hope and Reform In order to expand cannabis reform within the state we must reach out to folks who have typically been on the outside of reform efforts due to perceived differences in the cannabis reform movement and conservative ideological beliefs. While garnering support for cannabis reform isn’t difficult in traditionally liberal areas of the state or among libertarian minded individuals, the fact of the matter is that Texas as a whole is not liberal or libertarian. In recognizing this political reality, it is of the highest importance that we tailor our message to reach a conservative Christian audience. Ideas such as fiscal responsibility, limited government and personal freedom are all core conservative principles as to why one […]
November 15, 2018

Physicians Need Better Medical Cannabis Education

Physicians Need Better Medical Cannabis Education Would it surprise you to know that physicians get almost NO medical cannabis education in medical school? There are approximately 141 allopathic (M.D.) and 31 osteopathic (D.O.) medical schools in the US. Few of them touch on the body’s innate harm reduction system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS produces its own cannabis-like molecules, and utilizes cannabinoids from the cannabis plant to reduce inflammation and pain, and provide relief from a variety of other medical symptoms, much less teach about it and even fewer teach about cannabis as medicine. The article “Physicians-in-training are not prepared to prescribe medical marijuana”, published September 2017 in the medical journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence reported that a “curriculum survey of U.S. medical schools […]
November 13, 2018

Choose Foundation for an Informed Texas for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Make a tax-deductible gift today to Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT), whose educational mission covers providing Texans with knowledge about cannabis, the biological mechanisms, the physiological aspects and socio-economic impacts through tools and resources such as seminars, trainings, and on-line resources. Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. Make a one time donation or become a sustaining donor we can rely on during the 2019 Legislative Session by checking the “Make this a monthly […]
November 12, 2018

Support FIT while you shop on Amazon!

As our team continues to educate and empower Texans, we wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to support the educational efforts of the Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) while shopping on Amazon. Through the AmazonSmile program, a small percentage of every purchase you make on Amazon will be donated to a charity you select.   You can set it up quickly and easily by going to and entering Foundation for an Informed Texas as your designated charity. The program is operated by Amazon, so the shopping experience is exactly the same — except that 0.5% of the price of each product you purchase on Amazon will be donated to your chosen charity. By designating FIT as your AmazonSmile charity, you will […]
August 27, 2018

Recap: Community Conversation – Bryan, TX

The Bryan, TX community now knows more about medical marijuana thanks to the Foundation for an Informed Texas! Experts, patients, caregivers and church leaders had a chance to learn about medical cannabis, the current Texas cannabis program and ways to replace opioids and over-the-counter pain medications with this plant. The event took place that the First United Methodist Church of Bryan and the panelists included: – Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Bryan – Dr. Wendy Askew – Functional and Regenerative Medicine at Dr. Rogers Centers – Judge John Delaney – Senior District Judge for the State of Texas – Major David Bass – Retired U.S. Army Major – Jax Finkel – Executive Director of FIT – Melanie Oellig, Caregiver View the live stream […]