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August 19, 2020

Texas’ Smokable Hemp Ban: Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against the State

Update: The District Court has entered an order extending the temporary restraining order enjoining DSHS from enforcement of its ban against smokable hemp in Texas until the hearing on our application for temporary injunctive relief on September 14, 2020. Four Texas companies are suing to overturn Texas’ ban on the manufacture and sale of smokable hemp products, which they warn will shut Texas companies out of a multibillion-dollar industry and lead to inaccurately labeled products on store shelves. Today these companies (the plaintiffs) and their attorneys participated in a temporary restraining order (TRO) hearing today in the Travis County 261st District Court. Judge Livingston presided over the hearing. Both sides conferred to see if they could come to an amicable resolution on the TRO. They could […]
July 30, 2020

Announcing: Texas Veteran Cannabis Conference (10/17/20)

Join Informed Texas for this online conference on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 about Texas Veterans and medical cannabis! We will be joined by Commissioner Miller, Jordan Tishler, MD, Bryon Adinoff, MD, Wendy Askew, MD, Darina Douchi, Pharm(D) as well as two panels of veterans that will focus on Pain, PTSD and Cannabis as well as Veteran Engagement. There will be multiple Q&A opportunities. We encourage veterans, patients and caregivers to participate in this event and learn more about cannabis. Register now!  The medical professionals will discuss how medical cannabis works, why THC is important and how cannabis affects symptoms of PTSD and Pain as well as potential prescription drug interactions. Attendees will also hear the personal stories of several Texas veterans about how medical cannabis has impacted their life […]
July 23, 2020

How do Texans apply for a hemp manufacturing license?

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the final rules that will govern the manufacture of consumable hemp products in Texas, which go into effect on August 2, 2020. DSHS will be using an online process for both licensing of consumable hemp manufacturers and distributors and registration of retail sellers of consumable hemp products containing CBD. During the rule adoption period, DSHS will accept applications for Consumable Hemp Product licenses. Licenses will not be issued until after the rules become effective. An online application can be started by going to Business and Professional Licenses. Applicants can use this helpful checklist to account for and submit all items required for the application.   Applications for retailers to register with DSHS will be available as soon as rules are effective. Retailers […]
July 21, 2020

Final Rules: Manufacturing Texas Consumable Hemp Products

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the final rules that will govern the manufacture of consumable hemp products in Texas. These rules will go into effect on August 2, 2020. The biggest thing to note is that the rules explicitly prohibits the manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking. 1690 commenters contacted DSHS to opposed this prohibition. The reasons commenters gave for opposition to the prohibition of the retail sale of smokable hemp products contained included: A deleterious effect on the overall Consumable Hemp Product business in Texas, particularly on those businesses already selling the products. A negative impact on individuals who depend on smoking for rapid delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) to relieve medical conditions. Lack of […]
July 10, 2020

Introducing Informed Texas’ Newest Director:
Corinne Wilder

Foundation for an Informed Texas is proud to welcome Corrine Wilder to our Board of Directors! Corrine is VP of Global Commercial Operations with Fluence. She has spent her career fusing her childhood love for science with the rigors of international business development. We look forward to creating pertinent content on horticulture and sustainability with Corrine...