Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • Texas Moves to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp (CBD) Vape Products | Here’s how you can help! May 14, 2020 9:26 pm
    Submit your public comments on this proposed ban. Last year, both the state and federal governments legalized low-THC (.3%) cannabis, defining it as hemp. Consumable hemp is now completely legal to possess and use, including oils, edibles, hemp flower, and vape cartridges. These products are widely available throughout the state and have been a blessing … Continue reading Texas Moves to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp (CBD) Vape Products | Here’s how you can help! → The post Texas Moves to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp (CBD) Vape Products | Here’s how you can help! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Could Legal Marijuana Benefit the Texas Economy? May 12, 2020 9:50 pm
    For far too long, Texans have suffered under marijuana prohibition, a policy that has caused more harm than good. Many millions have been arrested, lives have been derailed, families have been torn apart, and valuable law enforcement resources have been squandered.  In addition to reducing the devastating social impact of these failed policies, especially in … Continue reading Could Legal Marijuana Benefit the Texas Economy? → The post Could Legal Marijuana Benefit the Texas Economy? appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Hemp Update: Regulations Adopted – License Applications Expected by March 16 March 9, 2020 8:05 am
    At the end of 2018, hemp was legalized nationwide and in June 2019, state lawmakers instituted the Texas Hemp Program. Since then, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)​ and Department of State Health Services (DSHS)​ have worked to establish the regulatory infrastructure for this program, including business licensing, testing standards, and rules relating to both industrial and consumable hemp products. Here’s the latest… BIG NEWS: ​TDA has adopted official … Continue reading Texas Hemp Update: Regulations Adopted – License Applications Expected by March 16 → The post Texas Hemp Update: Regulations Adopted – License Applications Expected by March 16 appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Regulators Seek to Ban Sales of Legal CBD Vape Products and Hemp Flower! February 6, 2020 8:23 pm
    Take Action: Ask regulators to reconsider the proposed regulations. Last year, both the state and federal governments legalized low-THC (.3%) cannabis, defining it as hemp. Consumable hemp is now completely legal to possess and use, including oils, edibles, hemp flower, and vape cartridges. These products are widely available throughout the state and have been a … Continue reading Texas Regulators Seek to Ban Sales of Legal CBD Vape Products and Hemp Flower! → The post Texas Regulators Seek to Ban Sales of Legal CBD Vape Products and Hemp Flower! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Hemp vs Marijuana | Texas Forensic Science Commission Discusses Testing January 31, 2020 7:27 pm
    As our state laws continue to evolve, law enforcement is working to adjust procedures and protocols for differentiating between legal cannabis (hemp) and illegal cannabis (marijuana). The Texas Forensic Science Commission discussed this issue. Watch to learn about their progress: The post Hemp vs Marijuana | Texas Forensic Science Commission Discusses Testing appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Update: USDA Approves Texas Hemp Plan! January 28, 2020 7:11 am
    Texas farmers are one step closer to their opportunity to grow hemp! Yesterday afternoon, the USDA approved our state’s plan to regulate hemp. Before licenses can be issued, though, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) must adopt rules for the regulation of hemp cultivation and manufacturing. Last week, TDA hosted a hearing to accept public comment relating to their draft … Continue reading Update: USDA Approves Texas Hemp Plan! → The post Update: USDA Approves Texas Hemp Plan! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Austin: No more arrests for small amounts of marijuana! January 24, 2020 1:00 pm
    With unanimous approval, last night the Austin City Council approved a resolution that will put an end to arrests for low-level marijuana possession! This resolution does the following: Commit to not wasting city resources on testing THC levels for low-level marijuana offenses To the extent allowable under state law, stop the APD from citing and arresting people for possession … Continue reading Austin: No more arrests for small amounts of marijuana! → The post Austin: No more arrests for small amounts of marijuana! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Hemp: Public Hearing on Proposed Rules/Regulations January 22, 2020 3:55 pm
    WACO — The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) hosted a hearing at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference Center to accept public comments on the draft hemp rules, which were published Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hearing audio transcript available here. Hemp (cannabis with < 0.3% THC) is currently legal to sell, possess, and consume in our state. Regulatory agencies … Continue reading Texas Hemp: Public Hearing on Proposed Rules/Regulations → The post Texas Hemp: Public Hearing on Proposed Rules/Regulations appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Take Action Austin: Support City Council Resolution to Stop Arrests for Marijuana Possession January 17, 2020 6:38 am
    On Thursday, January 23rd, the Austin City Council will consider Item 59, a resolution that would limit enforcement of low-level possession of marijuana (POM). This will help countless Austin residents avoid the devastating consequences of criminal marijuana enforcement, which disproportionately impact people of color and already-struggling communities.  Please ask your Council Member to approve this … Continue reading Take Action Austin: Support City Council Resolution to Stop Arrests for Marijuana Possession → The post Take Action Austin: Support City Council Resolution to Stop Arrests for Marijuana Possession appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program January 14, 2020 5:10 pm
    Hemp was legalized at the state and federal levels in 2019, bringing an end to the prohibition of broad spectrum (low-THC – .3%) cannabis! Now, regulatory agencies are working to establish rules for implementation, including the licensing of cultivators, manufacturers, and retailers. Sid Miller, our state’s Ag. Commissioner, has announced the first formal hearing to … Continue reading Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program → The post Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio