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March 29, 2021

Live Webinar: A Review of the Texas Patient Study on Medical Cannabis (4/12/21)

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Foundation for an Informed Texas have worked together on a survey of Texas patients to better understand patient needs, why they use cannabis, the conditions which cannabis helps, the effects of cannabis on these conditions, and to provide accurate data. This live webinar will be hosted on Monday, April 12th at 7pm CT and will will delve into the methodology, results, key findings and recommendations. This webinar will include a LIVE Q&A portion at the end. Presenters: Katharine Neill Harris, Ph.D. and Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Viridiana Edwards, nonresident scholar for the Drug Policy Program and a U.S. Army Veteran Jax Finkel, Executive Director for Informed Texas This LIVE webinar with Q&A will air on 4/12/21 and […]

Previous Events

February 4, 2021

Economics of a Regulated Cannabis Market (3/6/21)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas has to re-evaluate how we operate as a state. This includes the way we do business and how we choose to utilize resources. Our united goals are to keep Texans safe and keep our economy moving.  A growing number of states have embraced regulatory frameworks to allow for businesses to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis to those that are over the age of 21. Informed Texas will cover effective tax rates vs prohibitive rates, number of potential consumers, estimated sales per customer, job growth, revenue, criminal justice impacts and more. This seminar will air on 3/6/21 and then will immediately be available for on demand replay. Sponsorships enable us to offer lower registration pricing and registration scholarships. It also empowers […]
February 3, 2021

Cannabis and Pain Seminar (2/27/21)

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 […]
December 8, 2020

Racial Disparity and Social Justice in Texas (1/18/21)

Join Informed Texas for “Racial Disparity and Social Justice in Texas”, a timely examination of the intersection of cannabis and race. Our esteemed presenters will cover:  Cannabis 101 – Dr Olga Obie Texas Patient Study: What Can We Learn? – Viridiana Edwards Racial Disparity in Policing for Cannabis Possession – Carlos Caro & Vanessa Akins Social Equity: How Can We Do Better? – Christine de la Rosa Expunction Workshop – Kyle Hoelscher Panel: Medicine, Science and Research Dr Elias Jackson Dr Rita McQuire Dr Olga Obie Moderator: Anita Sommers Panel: Examining Racial Disparity and Social Justice in Texas Tamar Bibbs Chas Moore More to be announced! Register today! After the tutorial airs on 1/18/21, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch […]
November 24, 2020

Texas Medical Cannabis Symposium — A CME and Policy Day (1/9/21)

The Association of Cannabis Specialists (ACS) is pleased to host the first Texas Medical Cannabis Symposium. Join ACS and get a comprehensive overview of the medicine, science, and policy issues facing practitioners, with reference to current Texas policy. This 5 hour, virtual event will feature presentations from the most notable experts and experienced cannabis specialists, including Mike Tagen Ph.D., Jordan Tishler M.D., Stacia Woodcock Pharm.D., Julia Arnsten M.D. and Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD Symposium participants will hear the following topics and have an opportunity to ask the experts questions in a moderated question and answer session.  Endocannabinoid system 101 Medical Cannabis overview CBD pharmacokinetics Cannabis Research Science on Pain/Opioid Reduction Medical Cannabis Policy Choices Additionally, patients will share their experiences with medical cannabis. Register today! BUNDLE: Option of […]
November 19, 2020

Cannabis and Sexual Health (12/10/20)

Join Informed Texas for this educational seminar on Cannabis and Sexual Health. Cannabis consumers often find that cannabis has a distinctly positive effect on their sexual health and experiences. Our Medical Director, Wendy Askew, MD, and guests will discuss cannabis’ role as an aphrodisiac, a vasodilator, a disinhibitor, an analgesic and more. After the presentations, there will be a panel discussion with opportunities for Q&A.    Register today! After the tutorial airs on 12/10/20 at noon, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch at your leisure. BECOME A SPONSOR: Sponsorships enable us to offer lower ticket pricing to enable more participation. Proceeds will be used for educational exhibits at the Capitol, educational resources for legislators and to further our mission of cannabis […]
October 21, 2020

Tutorial: How to Become a T.CUP Patient (11/18/20)

Wednesday, November 18th at Noon CT Join Informed Texas and Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) physician, Dr. Allison Kendrick to learn about how a patient qualifies and enrolls in T.CUP. We will also learn more about the telemedicine process as well as the types of medications/uptake methods that are available.  Register for free today!  After the tutorial airs on 11/18/20 at noon, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch at your leisure. Sponsorships will allow us to offer this tutorial for free to patients. Would you like to Sponsor this program? Click here to become a sponsor! Please consider sponsoring this event by selecting the Silver, Gold or Premium option.
October 1, 2020

Seminar: Best Practices for Hemp in Texas (11/5/20)

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 and Noon Join Informed Texas for this educational, online seminar on Best Practices for Hemp in Texas. As Texas progresses through our inaugural hemp season, education on the burgeoning market is imperative. Our guests presenters will cover: The State of Hemp in Texas Sustainable Cultivation and Cultivar Selection Harvesting  Processing / Packaging / Distributing Application and Reporting Process Current Research in Texas  Register today! After the tutorial airs on 11/5/20 at noon, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch at your leisure. Speakers will be: Taylor Kirk – Horticulture Service Specialist David D. Baltensperger, Ph.D – Agrilife Professor and Head of the Department Susan Hays – Lawyer, Advocate, and Crisis Manager Travis Higginbotham Co-Owner, Sales & Business […]