Blog (Expert Opinion) – Foundation for an Informed Texas
August 13, 2018

Foundation for an Informed Texas to run educational cable ads to rural Texas

Foundation for an Informed Texas to run educational cable ads to rural Texas Medical cannabis isn’t available to most Texans—That’s just not right FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 13, 2018—The Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) extends educational program dedicated to rural Texans to cable television. The current FIT educational outreach continues an already successful 20 city statewide tour and social media campaign that gives voice to rural Texans. The result of the successful efforts is an expanded rural education effort that combines multiple communications channels, including cable television ads. The first cable ad is set to run on August 13, 2018, airing on a range of networks including Fox News and MSNBC. “Around 62% of Americans can access medical cannabis, including people in Oklahoma, […]
June 11, 2018

Your Voice Matters: One family’s inspiring and courageous story

Cannabis Community: Your Voice Matters! One family’s inspiring and courageous story By Nishi Whiteley Congratulations to Texas cannabis advocates, and loving parents Mark & Christy Zartler for being honored by the national cannabis patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) as the 2018 Courage Award winners!  This recognition is awarded to advocates who have displayed great courage in the face of adversity.  Often ASA Courage awardees are new to advocacy, but due to their passion, they are able to enact great change in a short time. Mark & Christy live in Richardson, Texas with their eighteen-year-old twins Keeley and Kara. You can watch them receiving their award HERE. Kara suffers from cerebral palsy and severe autism. From an early age she has been hitting herself, […]
February 4, 2018

How Can Seniors Benefit from Cannabis Use?

How Can Seniors Benefit from Cannabis Use? The short answer is cannabis reduces the stress of aging, inflammation, pain and depression, and improves sleep, quality of life, and mood.  However, there is much more to it than that! According to the U.S Census Bureau, 46.8 million or 15 percent of Americans in 2015 were over the age of 65. That number is projected to grow to 21 percent by 2030 to 74 million, and to 98.2 million by 2060. The average life-span in America is 78.  As Americans live longer we have more chronic health problems which translates to more prescriptions, and often creates a different set of problems.  How will we meet the health needs of our aging population? And, more importantly, how do meet […]
December 24, 2017

Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Before the End of Year!

Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Before the End of Year ! Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation for an Informed Texas. The mission of the Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) is to inform the citizens of Texas about current cannabis laws; the medical, legal, and economic impact of cannabis in Texas; and the legislative process for cannabis policy reform through tools and resources such as seminars, trainings, and on-line resources.. Every dollar you contribute will be spent on ensuring our programs and outreach activities can continue and expand! Help lay the foundation for a sustainable legal framework that benefits Texas citizens. Support FIT today!
December 11, 2017

New Issue Brief from the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program

New Issue Brief from the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program: “Houston Area Law Enforcement Leaders Favor Drug Policy Reform.” Former Chief of the Houston Police Department Charles McLelland, current Chief Art Acevedo, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, and Harris County District attorney Kim Ogg explain why they and most law enforcement leaders in the area believe the War on Drugs has been a failure; what reforms are needed, particularly with regard to marijuana; how new policies inaugurated by D.A. Ogg will work; and what is needed to bring about further changes. “It is a heartening set of comments from the fourth largest city and third largest county in the country. Perhaps their unanimity with provide a rationale for LE leaders in other cities to develop similar […]