TxMJPolicy | Upcoming Events, Legal Updates, and Action Alerts

This Monday, we’re hosting a FREE Virtual Advocacy Workshop. Join us to learn more about the political process and timeline, including elections, the upcoming legislative session, and how to effectively communicate with your legislators. Click here to register.

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our third annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference on November 20-21. To be safe and inclusive, this event will be hosted online and will feature policy makers, industry leaders, advocates, and entrepreneurs. Register now for an early bird discount — $99 registration! (Sponsorship opportunities available.)

Two more exciting opportunities are being hosted by our friends with the Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) and Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana: Texas Veterans Cannabis Conference (Oct. 17) and a Texas Patient Study on Medical Cannabis to help provide accurate data about medical cannabis and patient needs. FIT will share this important data with legislators.

Other News/Updates:
The Department of State Health Services WILL NOT be able to enforce their recently adopted rule banning smokable hemp. A Temporary Injunction will be in place until the lawsuit is considered by the court in February 2021Read more here.

In spite of local diversion and first-time offender programs in nearly every major city, more than 45,000 Texans were arrested for possession in 2019. Dallas recently reported that 90% of those arrested were black and hispanic, demonstrating precisely why we need a statewide policy eliminating the threat of arrest and jail time for marijuana possession. Contact your state legislators.

Congress was set to consider the MORE Act this month. In spite of record-high support from the American people, Democrats in the House recently announced that they are postponing the vote until after the election. More here.

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