Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • What’s happening with hemp? (And some upcoming events!) October 14, 2019 7:56 pm
    Earlier this year, both the federal and state governments legalized low-THC (.3%) cannabis (aka hemp) for industrial purposes and consumable products. The Texas Hemp Program is mostly regulated by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), but consumable hemp products are regulated by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). On October 3, DSHS held a public … Continue reading What’s happening with hemp? (And some upcoming events!) → The post What’s happening with hemp? (And some upcoming events!) appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Compassionate Use Program Update – October 2019 October 14, 2019 7:38 pm
    The Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) was originally enacted in 2015, allowing access to low-THC cannabis for those with intractable epilepsy. Earlier this year, the program was expanded to include more patients. Unfortunately, it still falls very short of the medical freedom recognized in 33 other states that allow safe and legal access to cannabis … Continue reading Texas Compassionate Use Program Update – October 2019 → The post Texas Compassionate Use Program Update – October 2019 appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • TxMJPolicy Advocates: Texas Compassionate Use Program should be accessible and transparent October 10, 2019 9:53 pm
    The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is tasked with regulating the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP). DPS is governed by the Public Safety Commission, which allows public comment at their regular meetings. Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, and Jax Finkel, director of Texas NORML, both offered comments about the lack of … Continue reading TxMJPolicy Advocates: Texas Compassionate Use Program should be accessible and transparent → The post TxMJPolicy Advocates: Texas Compassionate Use Program should be accessible and transparent appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Developing News: DPS abruptly suspends the T.CUP application process! October 9, 2019 5:22 pm
    In 2015, Texas established the extremely limited Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP), which allowed access to low-THC cannabis for those with intractable epilepsy. After four years of implementation, three businesses had been licensed and only several hundred patients (in a state of 27 million) had been served.  Earlier this year, our state legislature passed HB … Continue reading Developing News: DPS abruptly suspends the T.CUP application process! → The post Developing News: DPS abruptly suspends the T.CUP application process! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Hemp: Public Hearing Set for October 3 in Austin September 25, 2019 4:34 pm
    Texas is preparing to crack down on hemp and CBD sales. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will host a public hearing on October 3 in Austin to accept comments about the regulation of consumable hemp products (including CBD) and the permitting of retailers who sell these products. While we certainly support reasonable regulations, it’s … Continue reading Texas Hemp: Public Hearing Set for October 3 in Austin → The post Texas Hemp: Public Hearing Set for October 3 in Austin appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Compassionate Use Program – Accepting New Business Applications Starting Oct.1! September 17, 2019 1:09 pm
    The Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced this week that, in anticipation of an increase in demand for low-THC cannabis, they will reopen the application process for dispensing organization licenses on October 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2019. Background The Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) was established in 2015, providing access to … Continue reading Texas Compassionate Use Program – Accepting New Business Applications Starting Oct.1! → The post Texas Compassionate Use Program – Accepting New Business Applications Starting Oct.1! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • DSHS Considers Additional Qualifying Conditions for Access to Compassionate Use Program September 11, 2019 4:40 pm
    Proposed New Rule Relating to Designating Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases Austin – The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recently held a public hearing to accept public comments on the proposed new rules to implement House Bill 3703, relating to designating incurable neurodegenerative diseases. About a dozen people, including patients and caregivers, attended this hearing with half … Continue reading DSHS Considers Additional Qualifying Conditions for Access to Compassionate Use Program → The post DSHS Considers Additional Qualifying Conditions for Access to Compassionate Use Program appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Recap: Texas Marijuana Policy Conference was a success! September 4, 2019 1:43 pm
    It was a pleasure to host the second annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference and I’m so grateful for everyone who made it a great event. BIG THANKS to the hundreds who attended, our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and valued partner organizations. Teamwork is key to making legislative progress and we’ve got a great team! Our … Continue reading Recap: Texas Marijuana Policy Conference was a success! → The post Recap: Texas Marijuana Policy Conference was a success! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • CLE Approved! Texas Marijuana Policy Conference | Friday, August 30 August 23, 2019 5:25 pm
    We are proud to partner with Texas A&M School of Law to offer continuing legal education (CLE) credit for several sessions at the upcoming Texas Marijuana Policy Conference in Austin! The Labor Day weekend event features dozens of breakout sessions, nearly 100 policy and industry experts, and several exceptional keynote speakers, including Harris County District Attorney … Continue reading CLE Approved! Texas Marijuana Policy Conference | Friday, August 30 → The post CLE Approved! Texas Marijuana Policy Conference | Friday, August 30 appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Interested in the Texas cannabis industry? Join us over Labor Day weekend! August 13, 2019 2:20 pm
    The primary focus of this year’s Texas Marijuana Policy Conference is to share information and rally action to advance more sensible and compassionate laws in our state. This year, in addition to discussing policy and advocacy, we will offer several sessions to provide industry information to consumers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Texas Marijuana Policy Conference Aug. … Continue reading Interested in the Texas cannabis industry? Join us over Labor Day weekend! → The post Interested in the Texas cannabis industry? Join us over Labor Day weekend! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio