Press Releases

Press Releases

Press releases can be sent to Texas Cannabis Report for consideration at contact@txcann.com

They may be subject to minor editing, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Texas Cannabis Report.

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23, 2017 – On August 15th, the Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA) submitted a formal complaint to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and to Governor Greg Abbott’s office regarding licensing for the Compassionate Use Program (CUP), which regulates low-THC cannabis medicine for the state. The TCIA

One of the new laws scheduled to take effect this September 1st is the Compassionate Use Act. The bill signed by Governor Abbott back in 2015 was supposed to grant access to CBD oil derived from the cannabis plant to Texans suffering with intractable epilepsy.

New York – Roger Stone, longtime political advisor to President Donald J. Trump and subject of the hit Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone” and Orlando Trial Attorney and potential Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida John Morgan today unveiled the United States Cannabis Coalition, a bi-partisan, pro-cannabis non-profit project

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties on Wednesday and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the special legislative session in July.

Texas Senator Jose Menendez

Austin, Texas – State Senator José Menéndez has filed Senate Bill 79 to help alleviate the suffering of Texans struggling with certain debilitating conditions. This is neither a partisan maneuver nor a new concept. Currently, 29 states allow the use of medical cannabis. Both Texas Republicans and Democrats have called

NEW YORK, NY—June 27, 2017—The demand for legal cannabis products in the United States declined by 1.1% in April 2017, according to the inaugural release of the monthly AndCan Index, which closely monitors demand across every U.S. state.

NORML of Waco, Inc. has announced that it will be ceasing all operations by the end of May, 2017.

Patients, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals Urge Texas Lawmakers to Allow Hearings on Critical Medical Marijuana Legislation at Texas Capitol. Photo Credit: Heather Fazio

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of patients, caregivers, and advocates will gather at the Texas State Capitol today for an eleventh-hour push to keep critical medical marijuana legislation alive. They will be urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on HB 2107, which would likely pass now

AUSTIN, Texas — A television ad in support of a bill to reduce marijuana penalties in Texas will begin airing Friday, just days before the state House of Representatives is expected to vote on the measure.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing Tuesday on a bipartisan proposal to fix the state’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.

At 3:30 p.m. CT, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will hold a media availability with supporters of the bill, including a retired Texas judge, a former Houston police lieutenant, a Baker Institute fellow, and leaders of Texans for Accountable Government and the Texas Young Republican Federation  

Alexis Bortell

DALLAS FEB 21 2017 – Alexis Bortell, our favorite child advocate for medical cannabis refugees, announces she will keynote the 2nd Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference + Expo Dallas/Ft. Worth on Apr. 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. Alexis has chosen this educational medical cannabis conference to launch her book tour with the

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas veterans will gather at the State Capitol Wednesday for a lobby day in support of comprehensive medical marijuana legislation. The group will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. CT in front of the Vietnam Veterans Monument, the same location where Operation Trapped was launched in November