Blog (Expert Opinion) – Page 5 – Foundation for an Informed Texas
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...
July 10, 2020

Introducing Informed Texas’ New Medical Director:
Wendy Askew, MD

Foundation for an Informed Texas is proud to welcome Wendy Askew, MD to our Board of Directors! Dr. Wendy Askew is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She is also board-certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Dr Askew participated in our...
June 1, 2020

Texas Hemp Seed Certification Standards

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) adopts hemp seed certification standards. Read the amendments to Title 4.
May 11, 2020

Texas Consumable Hemp Product Rules Open for Formal Comment

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the newest iteration of their proposed rules for consumable hemp products. They are asking for formal comments on these rules be submitted by the 6/8/20 deadline. It is expected that final rules will take effect in July with the earliest possible date of adoption being early June. We suggest that you read the proposed rules. Then you can submit any thoughtful feedback you have to DSHS by emailing [email protected] (Learn more about formal comments.) A few things of note from the proposed rules: The manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited. Requires consumable hemp products license before engaging in manufacture, processing or distributing consumable hemp and hemp derived products. […]
March 15, 2020

Texas Farmers Can Apply to Grow Hemp Starting Monday!

Starting tomorrow, farmers will be able to submit applications to grow hemp to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). The applications are available online or at the five regional offices. TDA Commissioner Sid Miller posted a video about what to expect for the application process. The Agriculture Committees in both the Texas House and Texas Senate plan to hold interim charges regarding the rollout of the Texas Hemp Program. However, the Texas Legislature recently said, “In light of recent concern for the public’s health due to the CoronaVirus and to ensure the greatest amount of participation in policy issues to be studied by the Committee this interim, these charges will be taken up at a later date.” Stay tuned for more information. The US Food and […]