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  • [LBJ Future Forum] Legalizing Marijuana: What are the economic, social, and cultural impacts? October 22, 2019 3:10 am
    Last week, the LBJ Future Forum hosted a discussion to hear where the legalization debate is headed in Texas and how it could affect our economy, communities, and political climate. The Future Forum is the LBJ Presidential Library’s vibrant, public policy group. The panel discussion was “Legalizing Marijuana: What are the economic, social, and cultural…Read More
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  • Update: Texas NORML requests clarity on suspension of the T.CUP application process October 10, 2019 4:51 pm
    Texas NORML is concerned that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has, without notification or explanation, suspended the process one week after it started on October 1st, 2019. The lack of communication regarding the reason for suspension leaves room for conjecture while leaving potential applicants and patients that hope to join the program confused and…Read More
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  • Breaking: DPS Suspends TCUP Application Process October 9, 2019 7:10 pm
    Last night, we noticed that the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website no longer had the application process for Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) licensees on their website. In response to an email requesting more information, a representative from DPS offered the following statement: “The department is suspending the application process for licenses in the…Read More
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  • Deadline to register in time to vote in special election! October 4, 2019 6:24 pm
    This November, there will be special elections in three House Districts to replace retiring legislators. Texas and over 20 other states in the U.S. cannot collect signatures to place an issue on the ballot for a vote to change state law. Additionally, in 1997, Texas passed a state law requiring that all drug laws be…Read More
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  • Texas: Consumable Hemp Regulatory Hearing Scheduled and Federal Banking Bill Advances September 26, 2019 6:51 pm
    ​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), registration and licensing as well testing for retail products. It is important to see sensible consumer protections while being diligent during the regulatory process so DSHS doesn’t…Read More
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  • UPDATE: TCUP License Applications Are Open and DSHS Considers Condition Definition September 18, 2019 12:45 pm
    The recently expanded Compassionate Use Act provides additional medical conditions for which low-THC cannabis may be prescribed. On September 11th, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) held a public hearing to define one of the newly added qualifying conditions, “Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases”. You can review the draft definition HERE. In anticipation of an increase…Read More
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  • Spooky Sativa Soiree – Tickets Available! September 17, 2019 4:43 pm
    Texas NORML is proud to announce our Spooky Sativa Soiree! This is a exclusive event will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 7-11pm at a private south Austin venue. Come enjoy networking with fellow advocates! This is a private event for members and their guests. At this catered party, you will enjoy live…Read More
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  • Texas Team Advocates in DC September 12, 2019 8:51 pm
    ​This year the Texas delegation to the 2019 NORML Conference and Lobby Day grew exponentially! We had a group of seven advocates that made the trip up to Washington, DC. Here is how our visit went: We started off the activities on Sunday by participating in the Leadership Certification where we learned from staff about…Read More
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  • WATCH: Austin City Council Meeting on THC Testing and Marijuana Enforcement Under New State Law September 4, 2019 8:24 pm
    On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the Austin City Council’s Judicial Committee met to receive an update on and discuss THC testing and marijuana enforcement under new state law. This meeting was called due to the current issues surrounding the implementation of HB 1325. There was a presentation from the Austin Police Department (APD)’s Assistant Chief Gay…Read More
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  • Earn CLE credits at our Texas Marijuana Policy Conference! August 26, 2019 12:30 pm
    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: Texas Senator Jose Menendez (SD 26), Marvin Washington (retired NFL player), Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Tom Pickens III and Adrian Moore, Ph.D (Reason Foundation). Register today! The…Read More
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