Press Releases

Military veterans and local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Austin on Saturday for the 2016 Texas Veterans Medical Marijuana Conference.

10-year-old Alexis Bortell will take the stage at Liberty Hall in Tyler on Saturday, May 14th to share her story as a medical refugee whose powerful message now leads the battle for the use of medical cannabis in saving children’s lives in Texas.

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

A research study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who

Michael Barefoot

Effective 03/18/2016, Michael Barefoot is stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the Janice Michaels Foundation.

Hemp History Week

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp have announced the dates for the 7th annual Hemp History Week, to be held June 6-12, 2016.

DALLAS — Local marijuana policy reform activists, including a former Dallas police official, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas.

Texas-based military veterans and their families will gather at the state capitol Wednesday for a lobby day in support of legislation that would allow medical marijuana to be used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe pain, and other debilitating medical conditions.

Press Release: They toke. They smoke. They joke. They’re “Four Twentysomethings.” Hardworking slackers Robert Kaval, Steven Hugh Nelson, and Steve Scapardine premiere their original series on YouTube on Monday, April 20 at 4:20 a.m. CT. Please, don’t call it a web series – it sounds more professional this way.

Texas state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. HB 3785, introduced by Rep. Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso) in the House, and a companion bill introduced by Sen. José

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has released final estimates of the size of the 2014 U.S. retail market for hemp products. Data from market research supports an estimate of total retail sales of hemp food and body care products in

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp are organizing the sixth annual Hemp History Week, which will be held June 1-7, 2015. Encouraged by federal support in Congress, with the Industrial Hemp Farming Act recently introduced in both the House and Senate in January 2015, the campaign’s theme Sow

Today, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), and a bipartisan coalition of 45 lawmakers introduced federal legislation that requires the federal government to respect state laws allowing cultivation of industrial hemp. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (H.R. 525) amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial

Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA) will be a guest of PACT, the Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at their inaugural “PACT Patient Lobby Day” at the Texas state capitol. MAMMA will be there to represent the 1 in 68 Texas children who have