Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • 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. Hemp (cannabis with < 0.3% THC) is currently legal to sell, possess, and consume in our state. Regulatory agencies are working to establish rules … 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
  • HISTORIC: Thanks to you, 2019 was a great year for Texas! December 31, 2019 5:27 pm
    Thanks to you and the millions who support cannabis law reform in our state, 2019 was a year of historic progress! HEMP: State and federal legalization of hemp! This plant is not only valuable therapeutically, but there’s a huge market opening up for Texas farmers and entrepreneurs. Rules and regulations are still be developed, but legal … Continue reading HISTORIC: Thanks to you, 2019 was a great year for Texas! → The post HISTORIC: Thanks to you, 2019 was a great year for Texas! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Hemp Update | December 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 7:52 pm
    Long awaited draft rules relating to the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of hemp and hemp products have been released! In January, the United States legalized low-THC cannabis (.3%), defining it as hemp and authorizing interstate commerce. Texas followed suit in June. Since then, we’ve all been waiting for rules to be drafted with details about … Continue reading Texas Hemp Update | December 17, 2019 → The post Texas Hemp Update | December 17, 2019 appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Regulators Push to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp Flower December 17, 2019 7:34 pm
    Earlier this year, both the state and federal governments legalized low-THC (.3%) cannabis, defining it as hemp and clarifying ambiguity created by the 2014 Farm Bill. With the laws changed, hemp (including flower) has become widely available in shops throughout the state. Consumers have been free to use this legal, low-THC cannabis however they so … Continue reading Texas Regulators Push to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp Flower → The post Texas Regulators Push to Ban Retail Sales of Hemp Flower appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: Marijuana Advocacy Workshops | January 2020 December 9, 2019 11:52 am
    The movement for marijuana law reform is picking up pace thanks to individual advocates sharing personal or professional experiences at the Capitol and in their communities. Let’s keep up the momentum! We’re kicking off the new year with a series of 10 regional advocacy workshops throughout the state. We’re coming to a city near you! … Continue reading Texas: Marijuana Advocacy Workshops | January 2020 → The post Texas: Marijuana Advocacy Workshops | January 2020 appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • 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