Texas

Thu
10
Aug

After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January

In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication.

Two years later, Texans still can’t legally buy cannabis oil, but a handful of companies believe they are weeks away from receiving the official go-ahead to become the state’s first sellers.

But even if those approvals go through, it’ll still be some time before any Texans will be able to buy what they’re selling.

Mon
07
Aug

Texas state senator pushes for medical marijuana

A bill filed in the state senate on Friday is pushing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Texas.

State Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 79 Friday in an attempt to expand the disorders for which medical marijuana can be used.

A study done in May shows support for medical marijuana in Texas is up four percent from two years ago. However, that does not mean Senate Bill 79 will make it onto the special session agenda.

SB 79 would extend medical marijuana usage from intractable epilepsy to include post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, traumatic brain injuries and other “debilitating conditions”.

Karen Reeves, an advocate for Cannabis reform in Waco said it is a step in the right direction as support continues to grow in Texas.

Tue
25
Jul

Pot Entrepreneurs Court Texas Investors in Cannabis 'Green Rush'

It was California-based Arcview Group’s 24th cannabis industry investor pitch forum, and the business plans promised dazzling returns investing in everything from seed and soil to smoke, vapor, edibles and oils.

Mason Levy of WeGrow, a Boulder, Colorado-based startup aimed at the home and community-garden cannabis grower, was trying to sell investors on Elle, a “conversational grow bot.”

Mon
10
Jul

Curtis Blaydes: Texas commission holding on to 'archaic' marijuana rules 'for dear life'

Curtis Blaydes should be 2-1 in the UFC, at least according to USADA guidelines.

In a division badly lacking new blood, the 26-year-old heavyweight established himself as a prospect to watch earlier this year when he scored two brutal victories over Cody East and Adam Milstead over a four-month span. The victory over Milstead, in particular, was vicious — Blaydes, a former collegiate wrestler, rag-dolled Milstead around the canvas at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston before badly injuring Milstead’s right leg to earn a second-round TKO.

Mon
10
Jul

Texas has huge potential but several obstacles

The United States is on a collision course with federal cannabis legalization with over 50% of states currently having some form of a legalized cannabis program. Major states such as Florida and New York are currently refining and rolling out programs for medicinal use, with recreational programs in their sights but without a timetable as to when those will commence.

Everything Is Bigger In Texas Right?

Wed
05
Jul

Marijuana Reform is Still a Long Way Off for Texas

Marijuana reform is headed for Texas, but it probably won’t get here anytime soon.

During the 85th Texas legislative session, which ended in May, two cannabis reform bills made it further than pretty much any similar efforts have before. Although both laws had an apparent majority in the Texas House of Representatives, the session ended before they could be voted on.

One bill aimed to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The other tried to create a real medical marijuana program. While the bills' legislative journey says a lot about how much politicians in Texas have warmed to marijuana, it will probably be at least two or three more years before the state sees any big changes to its pot laws.

Mon
12
Jun

Despite unprecedented momentum, Texas rejects marijuana legislative reform

Marijuana reform advocates say there was unprecedented, bipartisan support for their efforts in this year’s legislative session, but it still wasn’t enough to change state law.

Thu
08
Jun

Despite unprecedented momentum, Texas rejects marijuana legislative reform

Marijuana reform advocates say there was unprecedented support for their efforts in this year’s legislative session, but the majority of Texas lawmakers still weren’t ready to change state law.

This legislative session, bills addressing medical cannabis and decriminalization once again died at the state Capitol despite having bipartisan support.

Fri
12
May

Time runs out on Texas bill to decriminalize marijuana

Time ran out in the Texas House late Thursday on a proposed law that would have reduced the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state to below that of most traffic tickets.

A midnight deadline passed without the full House taking up House Bill 81 for initial consideration, meaning it and other House-originated bills remaining on its calendar are now dead as stand-alone legislation.

Mon
08
May

Medical marijuana bill moves forward after more than half of the Texas house signs on

A bill to allow severely ill or disabled patients to use medical cannabis has growing, bipartisan support. But time is running out for passage. Fri, May 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm CST Families hold up photos of their kids who suffer from debilitating ailments, who they say could be helped by legalizing medical marijuana.

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