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March 22, 2021

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Informed Texas Study: Findings and Recommended Policy Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch, 22, 2021 How Texans Stop Pain with a Plant: Findings from a Survey of Medical Cannabis Users Austin, TX – Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Foundation for an Informed Texas have worked together on a survey of Texas patients to better understand patient needs, why they use cannabis, the conditions which cannabis helps, the effects of cannabis on these conditions, and to provide accurate data. The survey was conducted online between August 11, 2020, and October 6, 2020, and recruited participants through medical cannabis patient networks, including Foundation for an Informed Texas. Review the one pager, the full report and visit the Baker Institute site. Key Findings: 84% of respondents have considered leaving Texas for a state with a more […]
March 15, 2021

Texas State Capitol Educational Exhibit: Reducing Penalties for Possession of Marijuana

The Texas Legislature is in session and dozens of marijuana-related bills​ have been introduced, including including proposals to reduce the penalties for marijuana possession. We are at the Capitol with our educational exhibit, including displays featuring information about the arrest rates, clearance rates, taxpayer cost, valuable point of views from law enforcement, the disparity in enforcement and more. We were honored to collaborate with our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, on the creation and production of this exhibit. Review the graphics and their sources below. Take a video tour of the exhibit.
February 19, 2021

Texas State Capitol Educational Exhibit: Economics of a Regulated Cannabis Market

The Texas Legislature has been in session for six weeks and dozens of marijuana-related bills​ have been introduced, including proposals to create a regulated cannabis market. We are at the Capitol sharing imperative information through our educational exhibit. This display cover important topics like job creation, new revenue streams, criminal justice savings and more. We were honored to collaborate with our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, on the creation and production of this exhibit. Check out our upcoming seminar on this topic. Review the graphics and their sources below. Take a video tour of the exhibit.
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 […]