Texas

Wed
20
May

Will States Impacted By Coronavirus Turn To Marijuana Legalization?

States still searching for the best path forward in balancing economic and health concerns amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak also face another challenge once businesses reopen: recovering billions lost in state tax revenue, as well as millions of lost jobs.

In the long term, marijuana legalization might provide an answer. Even in historically conservative Texas, where marijuana is not legal but has been decriminalized, a movement is growing to legalize cannabis. Many believe the resulting tax revenue can help the state recover.

Tue
12
May

States makes push to regulate CBD in food with no FDA policy in sight

Nearly a year and a half after the U.S. legalized hemp via the 2018 Farm bill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still hasn’t hashed out regulation regarding the use of CBD in food. 

Thu
02
Apr

We are getting closer and closer to accurate testing for cannabis impairment

It’s not a done deal, but a simple, quick and accurate saliva test for THC could help identify cannabis intoxication during roadside stops.

Developed by researchers from the University of Texas, THC sensor strips and an electronic reader could help kick some persistent misperceptions to the curb, including that driving after smoking cannabis is safer than driving drunk.

As legalization increases around the globe, more and more regions are in need of proper testing options for drivers potentially impaired by cannabis.

Tue
31
Mar

Journey Newson stripped of UFC win after failing drug test

Journey Newson has been dealt a serious blow by the state of Texas.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who thought he won his UFC 247 fight by knockout in just 38 seconds in Houston on Feb. 8, has had the win overturned by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation over a failed drug test. The official result of the bout has been changed to a no-decision.

Tue
24
Mar

Michigan is smoking more marijuana than any other state during coronavirus pandemic, survey says

Quarantine caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people across the world to find ways to entertain themselves.

In Michigan, people are lighting up.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by the health blog bodynutrition.org, Michigan residents are smoking marijuana more than any other state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts used trends software with direct access to geotagged twitter data to arrive at the conclusion.

Tue
24
Mar

Is Cannabis Legalization Finally Easing Into The South?

Of the potential markets left untapped in America's legal marijuana industry, The South is the biggest of them all. A collective 125.5 million people live in the Southern United States, and only a fraction of them have access to medical marijuana. None of those 125.5 million Americans have access to recreational or adult-use marijuana.

That’s 38 percent of the country, a vast market for cannabis entrepreneurs. But social conservatism and a reluctance to change marijuana policy have kept this market from getting developed. That could change soon.

Fri
20
Mar

Texas hemp farmers begin applying for licenses

The inaugural Texas hemp crop is expected to be planted soon, after state regulators on Monday officially opened the online-only application process for prospective growers.

The move by the Texas Department of Agriculture to begin taking applications — which, if all goes as planned, will result in initial licenses and permits within weeks — culminates years of effort by hemp proponents to enable farmers in the state to grow the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana.

Fri
13
Mar

Coronavirus and Cannabis Conventions – List of Cancelled Industry Events

The novel coronavirus continuing to spread around the world has taken the “work-from-home” concept to a whole new level.

At the moment, the global M.O. is to stay home as much as possible. Thankfully, we live in a time where that couldn’t be any easier. With abundant remote work opportunities, numerous product delivery options, and a slew of virtual services available, leaving the house is completely voluntary for some people.

Fri
06
Mar

How Texas Accidentally Decriminalized Cannabis

Texas might not have the most punitive cannabis laws in the United States, but no place that logs 80,000 misdemeanor arrests a year can claim to be cool or chill — even if the penalty can range from nothing to jail time depending on local attitudes.

Wed
04
Mar

Divided America: 34 Percent Of U.S. States Still Don't Allow Medical Marijuana

Millions of Americans now have access to medical marijuana. But millions more do not, and attempts to change that have hit a brick wall in some states. Medical marijuana is inaccessible to 34 percent of the states in the country and remains illegal on a federal level.

This fact is a fly in the face of national sentiment. Based on the most recent nationwide survey by Gallup, 66 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.

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