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  1. Ron Strider

    After Several Steps Forward In 2017, Here's What's Next For Texas Marijuana Policy

    One of the biggest positive steps for marijuana reform in Texas in 2017 happened here in Dallas. On Dec. 1, the city began issuing citations, rather than making arrests, for possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Those busted are still subject to the same penalties as they were before...
  2. Ron Strider

    Limited Texas Medical Marijuana Law Rolling Out Amid More Questions Than Answers

    When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow some form of...
  3. Ron Strider

    Cautious Texas Among Last States To OK Medical Marijuana

    When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow some form of...
  4. Ron Strider

    TX: Austin's First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Is Ready to Grow

    Austin mother Katie Graham plays a delicate balancing act. Her 7-year-old son Elliot struggles with a severe form of epilepsy, known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. He's tried various medications, including drug trials, over the years to quell its symptoms. "It's like having lightning storms in your...
  5. Ron Strider

    TX: Talking To Compassionate Cultivation, One Of The 1st Medical Marijuana Companies

    Under the Compassionate Use Act, Texas’s new medical marijuana program, the Texas Department of Public Safety is licensing three companies to provide low-THC cannabis-based medicines to people with untreatable epilepsy. Compassionate Cultivation is one of them. Based in Manchaca, south of...
  6. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Will Soon Be For Sale In Texas. But Who Can Buy It

    In just a few weeks, medical marijuana will legally be sold in Texas. The plants are nearly finished growing in south-central Texas, which means workers will soon harvest and cultivate them, drying them out and preparing to extract low-level cannibidiol. Once that medicine is in a liquid...
  7. Ron Strider

    Texas Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation To Dedicate A Grow Room

    AUSTIN, Texas – Compassionate Cultivation, a state-licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary, will host Texas dignitaries at its facility to celebrate Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, and her pioneering work in medical cannabis during a dedication ceremony from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday...
  8. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Now Legally Growing In Small Texas Town

    Medical marijuana is now legally growing right here in Texas. News 4 has also learned some of that medicine will be delivered straight to patients' homes by the end of the year. Halfway between San Antonio and Houston -- on a 10-acre parcel of land in the town of Schulenburg -- about a...
  9. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana In Texas: What You Need To Know

    In compliance with the Compassionate Use Program, the first dispensary will soon open in Schulenburg, Texas. Knox Medical officials said the Department of Public Safety makes weekly inspections as they prepare to open. Founder and CEO of Knox Medical, Jose Hidalgo, said they chose...
  10. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas

    Texas is weeks away from the first legal sale of medical marijuana. Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug. CBS11 traveled to Winter Garden, Florida, where the company has already...
  11. Ron Strider

    Coming Soon To Texas: Marijuana Grow-Ops

    Texas will soon have its first working grow facilities for cannabis. Compassionate Cultivation, one of the companies licensed to grow and produce medicine under Texas's limited medical marijuana program, said in a news release Wednesday it would start planting cannabis plants this week...
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    Hola From Texas - Newbie Grower

    Hello, I am a new grower wanting to soak up some knowledge and guidance. I am a master gardener here in Texas, but this is a whole new ball game. I want to keep things simple (KISS). I find with most plants I have worked with "less is more". I would like to keep embracing that...
  13. Ron Strider

    TX: Within Days, This Austin Company Hopes To Start Legally Growing Marijuana

    The winding road that leads to Compassionate Cultivation could easily be mistaken for a dead end. It takes several seconds before drivers get off the main road and end up at a warehouse immediately surrounded by a dirt lot. In a few months, however, scientists and manufacturers working out of...
  14. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Will Soon Be Growing In Texas. Here's Who Can Use It

    Any day now, medical marijuana will legally start to grow in the state of Texas. It will be planted, grown and processed on a 10-acre parcel of land in Schulenburg, a small community east of San Antonio, now that the company that owns the property – Cansortium Texas – has received the state's...
  15. Ron Strider

    What The Most Recent Polling Shows About Texas' Opinion On Marijuana

    On Wednesday, Texas issued its first medical marijuana license for a company aiming to help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. With more companies expecting medical marijuana licenses soon, how do Texans feel? According to a February 2017 poll conducted by the University of Texas and...
  16. Ron Strider

    North Texas Experts Explore The Cannabis 'Green Rush'

    The Dallas-Fort Worth business opportunities within the budding cannabis industry could turn out to be really “Kush” or a bunch of seeds and stems. A panel of experts discussed medical cannabis and its impact on the local business community Thursday morning at the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt...
  17. Ron Strider

    Texas Poised To Issue First Medical Marijuana Licenses

    Three small companies – two of them in the Austin metro area – are on the verge of making history by winning the first Texas licenses to grow, process and sell a form of medical marijuana in the state. But the renown isn't expected to equate to quick profits, and success over the long haul...
  18. Ron Strider

    TX: Medical Cannabis Group Asks Abbott To Expand Dispensary Licenses

    The Medical Cannabis Association of Texas recently sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him to expand the number of approved licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Under the Compassionate Use Act that Abbott signed into law two years ago, the Department of Public Safety...
  19. Ron Strider

    After 2015 Legalization, Texans May Be Able To Buy Medical Cannabis Oil By January

    In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have...
  20. Ron Strider

    Texas State Senator Pushes For Medical Marijuana

    A bill filed in the state senate on Friday is pushing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Texas. State Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 79 Friday in an attempt to expand the disorders for which medical marijuana can be used. A study done in May shows support for medical...