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Texas Cannabis Policy Conference 2022
March 4 - March 6
Texas Cannabis Policy Conference – The Texas Cannabis Policy Conference gathers thought-leaders and experts in the rapidly changing landscape of cannabis legalization. The event – hosted at Texas A&M University – is happening this spring! Attendees will include cannabis business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and allied health professionals. College Station, TX; Mar 4-6, 2022
Our annual Texas Cannabis Policy Conference will be hosted in-person at Texas A&M University, allowing for meaningful connections between attendees, presenters, and sponsors.
Speakers will include legislators, regulators, attorneys, healthcare professionals, researchers, academics, veterans, patients, and other advocates. Presentations and panel discussions will cover an array of topics relating to cannabis and public policy.
This educational and networking event will bring together industry experts and advocates for the two-day conference focused on Texas policy and the growing cannabis industry. In addition to a series of sessions that aim to educate and inspire, join us for keynote presentations, the VIP Cocktail Party and Speaker Meet & Greet on Saturday, followed by our Semi-Formal Banquet and Awards Presentation with a silent auction and raffle.
Texas has selected three companies to operate medical cannabis businesses in the state. Each serves as cultivator, processor, and dispensary for those patients in Texas who qualify.
Unfortunately, it is unclear if the system will be functional. Only those who suffer from serious seizure conditions may participate, leaving behind a huge number of Texans who could benefit, such as cancer patients, those suffering from PTSD, and many who will otherwise have to rely on opioid-based medicine.
Many are concerned that doctors will not participate in significant numbers. State law requires physicians to write prescriptions for marijuana products, yet prescriptions for cannabis are clearly illegal under federal law, placing doctors at potential risk. So far, few doctors have signed up.
Efforts to amend the law to avoid problems for doctors and improve the program in other modest ways have not been successful. After years of promises by some state lawmakers, the state continues to under-deliver for its patients. Stay tuned as the program continues to roll out.
Get involved with Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
We are focused on a multi-year legislative campaign in Texas to improve state laws related to marijuana. We’re working in concert with like-minded groups to reduce criminal penalties for possession and to establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program that doesn’t leave many seriously ill patients behind. Please click here to get involved with the coalition — Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.