March 15, 2021
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
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
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
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 […]
January 18, 2021
On January 19, 2021, the USDA will issue the first federal final agency regulation governing hemp production. A sneak peek of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule is available here. The final rule will become effective on March 22, 2021. Notable ProvisionsDEA Registration for Testing Laboratories Required for All Labs Testing Hemp (Even Unofficial Samples Throughout the Growing Season) This requirement remains in the final rule Given the limited number of DEA-registered labs currently, enforcement of this requirement will continue to be delayed until December 31, 2022 AMS acknowledged it received comments in opposition to this requirement, but it retains the requirement that any lab testing hemp for regulatory compliance purposes must be registered with the DEA to conduct chemical analysis of controlled substances per 21 CFR […]