Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • Texas: 100+ Conditions Added to Low-THC Medical Cannabis Program | TxMJPolicy December 6, 2019 6:42 pm
    The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has approved a broad definition of “incurable neurodegenerative disease,” a condition that now qualifies a patient to participate in the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP). As of December 5, 2019, patients with the following diagnosis (and more than 100 others) may participate in our state’s low-THC medical … Continue reading Texas: 100+ Conditions Added to Low-THC Medical Cannabis Program | TxMJPolicy → The post Texas: 100+ Conditions Added to Low-THC Medical Cannabis Program | TxMJPolicy appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Legislative Committees Tasked with Monitoring Cannabis Programs December 2, 2019 6:34 pm
    The Texas House and Senate Committees have received their interim charges, several of which relate to cannabis. Between legislative sessions, leaders of the House (Speaker) and Senate (Lt. Gov.) task each committee with a set of “interim charges” relating to important matters of public policy. Committees will host hearings, solicit input, and gather information relating … Continue reading Texas Legislative Committees Tasked with Monitoring Cannabis Programs → The post Texas Legislative Committees Tasked with Monitoring Cannabis Programs appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Senate Committee Considers Need for New Vaping Policies | Interim Hearing December 2, 2019 6:13 pm
    Between legislative sessions, leaders of the House (Speaker) and Senate (Lt. Gov.) task each committee with a set of “interim charges” relating to important matters of public policy. Committees will host hearings, solicit input, and gather information relating to each interim charge, then provide a full public report in advance of the next legislative session. … Continue reading Texas Senate Committee Considers Need for New Vaping Policies | Interim Hearing → The post Texas Senate Committee Considers Need for New Vaping Policies | Interim Hearing appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: Marijuana bills can be filed one year from today! November 12, 2019 12:47 am
    Our Texas Legislature will meet from January through May of 2021, but the pre-filing period begins exactly one year from today! This is the period of time before the formal legislative session when our newly elected lawmakers can file legislation, including bills to reform our state’s terrible marijuana policies. The Texas Senate was hamstrung by Lt. Gov. … Continue reading Texas: Marijuana bills can be filed one year from today! → The post Texas: Marijuana bills can be filed one year from today! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Election Day: Three Special Elections for Texas House! November 5, 2019 12:01 am
    ELECTION DAY — In addition to the statewide constitutional amendments, there are three Texas House seats up for election! Tuesday, November 5, 2019Polls are open from 7:00am-7:00pm Three state representatives retired after this year’s legislative session, triggering special elections to fill the vacancies: Rep. Jessica Farrar (Texas House District 148 – Houston)Rep. John Zerwas (Texas … Continue reading Election Day: Three Special Elections for Texas House! → The post Election Day: Three Special Elections for Texas House! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • 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