Blog (Expert Opinion) – Foundation for an Informed Texas
November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday

#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 the 2021 Legislative Session and beyond. Thank you for participating and […]
September 20, 2021

Texas Compassionate Use Program: Questions Answered

Earlier this year the Texas Legislature passed HB 1535 to improve the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) during the regular session. This legislation added conditions and modified cannabis THC potency levels. These changes took effect as of September 1, 2021. This has led to many Texans to see if medical cannabis may be right for them. In order to help answer some of the most common questions by the public we have created a one-pager. Review our T.CUP Frequently Asked Questions! Live Webinar – Cannabis Treatment for Epilepsy, Autism & PTSD Adult and Pediatric Considerations with Dr Bonnie Goldstein – Nov. 16, 2021 at 6:30pm As a preeminent cannabis physician, Dr. Goldstein has helped thousands of adult and pediatric patients better understand and find relief with […]
September 13, 2021

Opportunity for Regulatory Feedback: Compassionate-Use Institutional Review Board

Earlier this year the Texas Legislature passed HB 1535 to improve the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) during the regular session. This legislation included a provision to create “Compassionate-Use Institutional Review Boards” (CIRB) which could potentially add new qualifying conditions, facilitate research, and track the impact of medical cannabis on patients participating in the program. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been tasked with the creation of the CIRB regulatory framework.  DSHS has released their first iteration of the CIRB regulations, which can be reviewed here. Public comments are now being accepted, and must be submitted by the September 20th deadline. Thoughtful feedback can be submitted by: Mail: Rules Coordination Office, P.O. Box 13247, Mail Code 4102, Austin, Texas 78711-3247, or street address 4900 […]
August 20, 2021

Cannabis Treatment for Epilepsy, Autism and PTSD: Adult and Pediatric Considerations (11/16/21)

A Live Webinar with Dr Bonni Goldstein Tuesday, November 16th 2021 at 6:30pm CT Informed Texas welcomes Bonni Goldstein, MD for a live webinar on Cannabis Treatment for Epilepsy, Autism and PTSD: Adult and Pediatric Considerations. As a preeminent cannabis physician, Dr Goldstein has helped thousands of adult and pediatric patients better understand and find relief with the cannabis plant. Dr Goldstein will use this experience to help registrants navigate the science and understand treating certain conditions with cannabis. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A segment for registrants to participate in. After the tutorial airs on Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30pm CT, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch at your leisure. Sponsorships allow us to keep our ticket […]
August 5, 2021

Smokable Hemp Ban Decision

UPDATE: Almost three weeks ago, the Texas Court of Appeals overturned a ban on the distribution and retail sales of smokable hemp products. A portion of the suit also covered the manufacture of smokable hemp products was left pending. The ban on manufacturing smokable hemp products has been deemed unconstitutional! In a major victory for the state’s hemp industry, Judge Lora Livingston of the 261st District Court said in a decision letter that judgment “is granted in favor of the Plaintiffs,” without the need for further evidence or hearings. That means a series of Texas statutes prohibiting hemp manufacturing and sales will be fully invalidated after counsel submits final judgements for her to sign. “We’re pleased with the result. This law never made any sense, was an unjustifiable […]