Neiman Marcus will start selling cannabis cosmetics in select States

The Dallas-based high-fashion retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest in a line of established luxury brands taking the plunge into the cannabis beauty trend, writes Calvin Hughes

CBD is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in upscale beauty products. The non-intoxicating cannabis extract can now be found in just about any skin-care product you can think of and is often marketed for its ability to relieve stress and pain without getting you high. Now shoppers can find CBD-infused cosmetics at luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus.


Mining company swaps uranium for marijuana, moves to Addison

Even without legal marijuana, Texas continues to attract cannabis-related businesses. But the latest addition, NX Uranium Inc., has an odd twist.

The Baton Rouge, La.-based uranium mining company replaced its executives and is moving to Addison to operate a marijuana dispensary business in southern Oregon. The announcement, which was made last week, provided few details about the company's transformation and relocation.


Texas lawmaker calls for legalization of medical marijuana

When the Texas legislature goes into session on Jan. 8, the legalization of medical marijuana is certain to be a hot-button issue.

Noting that it is already legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, Sen. Jose Menendez says the time has come for Texas to make its use legal here.

“Why are we making people either criminals or forcing them to leave the state of Texas?” Menendez asked. “In every state that surrounds Texas, you can access medical marijuana.”

The only exception in Texas is the Texas Compassionate Use Program, or “T-CUP,” which allows only patients with intractable epilepsy to receive low doses of medical marijuana.


Texas agriculture commissioner asks congress to legalize hemp

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Congress to legalize industrial hemp.

The effort is one of the many provisions contained within the U.S. Farm Bill, and Miller believes it could greatly benefit Texas farmers.

“It’s more of an alternative crop. It gives the farmers one more tool to make their financial decisions. It would be great for crop rotation,” Miller said.

Miller said because of its low THC content, you can’t get high from hemp and the bill would not allow for commercial marijuana to be grown in Texas.


Texas representative introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana

State Rep. Joe Moody, a Democrat from El Paso, introduced a bill on Monday to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in the Texas House of Representatives. The measure, House Bill 63, was submitted by Moody on the first day of the pre-filing period for the 2019 legislative session.

If passed, “a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marihuana [sic] in an amount that is one ounce or less does not commit an offense but is liable to the state for a civil penalty not to exceed $250,” according to the text of the bill.


Marijuana heats up Texas Senate race

Marijuana and drug legalization is turning into a red-hot issue in Texas’s red-hot U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

A piece on the Marijuana Moment website by Kyle Jaeger sketches out how pot (and other drug) legalization is increasingly shaping the race.

O’Rourke has made marijuana legalization a major plank in his campaign platform. He wants to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level. He also supports expunging the criminal records of people who have been convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses.


Man denied liver transplant due to medical cannabis use

According to his family, Rolando Rosa was denied a liver transplant after the hospital detected cannabis in his bloodstream. He uses medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids.

A man is trying to crowdfund money after being denied a liver transplant at a hospital in Texas for having CBD and THC in his system, according to his family. The man is named Rolando Rosa, and his family claims that the operation is urgent and would be “life-saving,” suggesting that without the implant, Rosa may not have much time left.


The surprising neurological effects of combining cannabis and tobacco

The use of cannabis and tobacco often reduce the neuro-connectivity in the brains of people who consume one or the other separately. However, this is not the case with people who consume both.


As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way

In Texas, both political parties now support loosening the restrictions on marijuana in their platforms. That's just the clearest sign that both public opinion and the political calculus on pot are rapidly shifting.


Legal barriers will not stop CBD oil in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the potential of the CBD oil market. In fact, CBD is one of the most popular new extracts in the state, with Dallas-Fort Worth the latest city to experience a surge in stores selling CBD oil.


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