September 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 28, 2020 Contact:Jax [email protected] A HISTORIC DAY at a Texas Hemp GardenTexas Philanthropist Hosts Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Chairmen of the Texas Industrial Hemp Council, Texas A&M, and Texas Veterans (Barksdale, TX.) — This weekend Texas philanthropist Laura Berry hosted a group of agricultural experts and other area officials for an industry roundtable and educational day at her hemp garden located on her south Texas ranch. Berry graciously welcomed more than two dozen participants including Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller; Texas Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Council Chairmen, Tom Pickens and Eloise Frischkorn; Lieutenant General (Ret) Leroy Sisco of Military Warriors Support Foundation; Dr. David Baltensperger, Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences with Texas A&M’s Agrilife; and Jax Finkel, Executive Director for the Foundation […]
September 14, 2020
UPDATE: Judge Livingston has ruled to extend the terms of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the form of a Temporary Injunction (TI). This is based on the Judge’s ruling, pending the signed TI order. Once signed, the TI will be in place until the final trial occurs, which is currently scheduled for February 2021. 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 multi-billion-dollar industry and lead to inaccurately labeled products on store shelves. Today these companies (the plaintiffs) and their attorneys (Matt Zorn, Chelsie Spencer, and Susan Hays), participated in a temporary injunction hearing against the state (represented by Charles Eldred) in Judge Livingston’s Travis County […]
September 8, 2020
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
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
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 […]