Here’s What Medical Cannabis Looks Like in Texas

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Nearly all forms of cannabis are illegal in Texas. And by illegal, I mean very illegal. Possession of a small amount of cannabis concentrate—what we in the legal states know as a $30 vape cartridge—is a felony in the Lone Star State.

Medical marijuana here has almost no THC. It’s actually lower in THC than hemp-derived CBD.
But there is one form of cannabis that is allowed. It’s a highly specialized cannabidiol oil that contains, by law, no more than 0.5% THC and no less than 10% CBD. It’s available only to patients with intractable epilepsy, and three companies are licensed to produce and distribute it.

When To Use Cannabis as a Substitute for Pharmaceuticals

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Medical marijuana advocates have celebrated cannabis as a non-toxic, non-addictive alternative to a wide range of prescription drugs. But while scores of patients have had success using cannabis as a substitute for pharmaceuticals, it’s not for everybody.

For one, not every patient responds to cannabis in the same way. Though many have reported using cannabis to alleviate anxiety, for example, others experience heightened anxiety and paranoia when they smoke weed.

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Costs of Lifesaving Drugs Rising Faster than Inflation, Americans are More Likely to Die from an Opioid Overdose than a Car Crash …and Cannabis is Still Illegal

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A record 70,237 Americans died in 2017 due to drug overdoses according to findings just released in a disappointing report produced by the National Safety Council.

A deadly surge in the popularity of a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl – said to be 30-50x more potent than street heroin – has had such a devastating impact on our society that the life expectancy for Americans, which had enjoyed a relatively steady climb since the 1940’s has suddenly fallen into a disturbing decline and now rests at 78.6 years.

But the morsel from the report that is garnering the most attention in the media is the fact that in today’s America you are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than you are in an automobile accident.

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The Imperious Expo is Coming!

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In less than a month away we have the premier cannabis industry networking summit The Imperious Expo upon us again. We are happy to announce Celeste Miranda of The Cannabis Marketing Lab will be the program director of the ARK – LA – TEX Expo this December in Little Rock! With all the recent advancements changing the cannabis industry this is now your chance to connect business to business and head into 2019 fully prepared for all the changes happening next.

Getting Out The Marijuana Vote in Texas

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Texas voters will head to the polls this November, and some will be armed with information about the candidates’ stances on various marijuana policies.

Through the collective efforts of numerous people around the state, Texas NORML has produced the Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to changing cannabis laws, routinely publishes this guide during the primaries and general elections. The first such guide was created in 2012.

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Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

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Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.

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