Texas

Tue
03
Sep

Texas working on testing device to determine THC levels between hemp and marijuana

When the U.S. Farm Bill passed last year and made hemp legal it marked a sea change in perceptions on the plant and was a major step for the cannabis industry to capitalize on the meteoric rising popularity of CBD.

Thu
29
Aug

Marijuana legalization: Does Texas support it?

Marijuana laws have been all over the place in Texas. Many states have passed laws permitting marijuana for medical use. While some states have decriminalized marijuana, others have legalized recreational marijuana. However, Texas has been strict with marijuana laws. So, what’s happening now?

Wed
14
Aug

Florida and Texas decriminalize marijuana possession

When members of Congress voted to legalize hemp late last year, they likely did not envision that it would make it harder for law enforcement in places such as Florida and Texas. But that’s exactly what has happened.

Officials in both Florida and Texas have voiced their intention to stop the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases. That’s because no reliable field test exists that can tell the difference between the presence of hemp, which won’t get you high, and cannabis, which will.

Mon
12
Aug

Texas medical marijuana muddle

Once the state with the harshest cannabis laws in the United States, Texas recently expanded the list of qualifying conditions for medical pot use. 

Lawmakers in the Lone Star State approved a bill that expands the Compassionate Use Act, adding multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and various seizure disorders to the scope of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

Previously, state laws allowed only patients with intractable epilepsy to benefit from medical cannabis products.

Fri
09
Aug

New Mexico may start allowing Texas residents access to medical marijuana

A New Mexico judge has ruled that recent changes to the regulations affecting the state’s medical marijuana program mean that out of state residents will now qualify to buy cannabis at government-run dispensaries.

“The [word] replacement is a clear sign of legislative intent to widen the reach of eligibility for the New Mexico medical cannabis program,” wrote Santa Fe Judge Bryan Biedscheid, who presided over the proceeding.

The state senator who sponsored the legislation that changed the language of the bill, Democrat Jerry Ortíz y Pino, said that the revision was originally due to a desire to cover individuals who had their medical marijuana cards in other states, or “reciprocal patients.”

Thu
25
Jul

Texas School District to start drug-testing students starting in 7th Grade

In one Texas school district, seventh graders looking to join the chess team will now need to make sure they test clean for alcohol and cannabis. Bushland Independent School District officials say that the decision to enforce mandatory drug testing for seventh to 12th graders hoping to participate in extracurriculars is not to combat a pre-existing drug problem, but rather to prevent kids from trying drugs in the first place. 

Mon
01
Jul

Texas county prosecutors dismiss hundreds of marijuana misdemeanors

Earlier this month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that will legalize industrial hemp and CBD products.

Now, some county prosecutors are grappling with the fallout with the new law—namely, what to do with more than 200 pot-related offenses.

The district attorney’s office in Tarrant County, Texas has dismissed 235 marijuana misdemeanors that have been filed since June 10, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fri
28
Jun

Texas County Prosecutors dismiss hundreds of marijuana misdemeanors

Earlier this month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that will legalize industrial hemp and CBD products.

Now, some county prosecutors are grappling with the fallout with the new law—namely, what to do with more than 200 pot-related offenses.

The district attorney’s office in Tarrant County, Texas has dismissed 235 marijuana misdemeanors that have been filed since June 10, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Wed
19
Jun

Texas Governor signs another cannabis Bill

The pretty much non-existent medical cannabis program in Texas has had a boost after House Bill 3703 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott late last week.

House Bill 3703 relates to the prescription of low-THC cannabis by suitably qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions. The bill was well supported, attracting 79 sponsors.

Wed
12
Jun

Texas Governor signs Bill to allow farmers to legally grow hemp

Republican Governor Greg Abbot of Texas signed a bill on Monday that will allow farmers in the state to legally grow hemp. The measure, House Bill 1325 (HB1325), also removes hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and legalizes cannabidiol, or CBD, and products made with the cannabinoid.

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