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July 30, 2019

Texas Marijuana Policy Conference: Early Bird pricing ends 7/31 at midnight!

Our three-day conference will offer presentations from policy and industry leaders to help attendees better understand and navigate the new legal climate. Check out some of our amazing confirmed speakers like Representative Eddie Lucio, III and Dr Sue Sisley! We will also be focused on opportunities and our path forward to ensure more meaningful policy changes when the legislature meets again in 2021. Register now! Early bird rates end on Wednesday, July 31st at midnight. In addition to policy and advocacy discussions surrounding decriminalization, medical cannabis, and hemp, we’ll feature a track of cannabis business sessions geared toward entrepreneurs, market watchdogs, and investors. Several of our sessions will qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys (application pending). Sponsorship spots still available for the conference. Join these organizations in showcasing your company […]
July 19, 2019

The Big Three and AG: Official Statement on Prosecuting for Hemp Possession

Yesterday, the Governor, Lt Governor, Speaker of the House and Attorney General issued a joint letter regarding the prosecution for possession of marijuana and hemp. The letter directly addresses Texas District and County Attorneys who have recently dismissed marijuana possession cases and/or announced that they will not prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession cases without a lab test. In the letter, they claim that “these actions demonstrate a misunderstanding of how H.B. 1325 works.” They go on to lay out the differences in the definition for hemp and marijuana and the new regulation that are being enacted to legally grow hemp products in Texas. The letter says that all marijuana laws are still on the books and enforceable. They go on to layout a new charge that DAs […]
June 24, 2019

Analysis: New Hemp and Medical Cannabis Laws

The 86th Legislative Session saw a record number of marijuana related bills filed in both the House and the Senate. There were some important advancements, powerful hearings, and a few disappointments this year. Here is what has been signed by the Governor: Create Industrial Hemp Program (HB 1325) – HB 1325 passed with unanimous support in the House and Senate. The Governor signed this bill into statue on June 10th, 2019. The regulatory process will now begin. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will have 60 days to establish and send rules and regulations to the US government for approval. As stated by a TDA representative during the Senate hearing, it is expected that cultivation licenses will be granted by the end of 2019 and crops […]
December 28, 2018

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December 5, 2018

Community Conversations Amarillo Update