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September 8, 2020

Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Workshop (9/28/20)

Join Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and Informed Texas for our Advocacy Workshop on Monday, September 28 at noon. This virtual event is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals who want to effectively advocate for cannabis in Texas. The workshop is free, but registration is required. This online training will cover: Cannabis 101 Texas Hemp Program  Federal Policy  Texas Compassionate Use Program  Decriminalization  Legalization  Political Timeline Preparing for the Legislative Session  Register for the workshop!
August 28, 2020

Texas Hemp Program: Statutes & Regulations

Informed Texas has created a handout to cover all the important points in Texas’ current rules regarding the hemp program including licensing, fees, farming, manufacturing, distributing, laboratories and more. Click here to view! We will update this document once the rules regarding the retails licensing are final. Reminder: Register for the Texas Veteran Cannabis Conference. This online conference on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 about Texas Veterans and medical cannabis! We will be joined by several doctors, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner as well as two panels of veterans. Register HERE.
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 […]