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Cannabis Status

Medical. Dispensaries are allowed to dispense low-THC marijuana.

Overview of Medical Cannabis in Texas

On June 1, 2015, Gov. Greg Abbot signed SB 339 into law. Known as the Texas Compassionate Use Act. Intractable epilepsy is the only condition that qualifies.

In 2017, HB 2107, a bill to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program failed to pass but was introduced by Senator Eddie Lucio III refiled HB 2107 for Texas’ Special Session to be reconsidered for legalization.

In 2017, the first license to dispense, cultivate, or process marijuana to fulfill the 2015 Compassionate Care Law were granted.

Hemp Status


Overview of Hemp in Texas

Hemp was federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.

Ark-LA- Tex Cannabis Business Expo Reflections

I had the pleasure of moderating a financial panel at the 3rd annual Ark-LA-Tex cannabis business expo in Little Rock, Arkansas last month. This was my second time speaking and attending this jam-packed event.  Ark-LA-Tex expo is one of the largest and oldest cannabis industry b2b events held in the south. This conference holds a […]