Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

Two marijuana bills which had momentum going into the final weeks of the 2017 Texas legislative session are officially dead, ending any hope for marijuana reform until the next legislative session in 2019.

A bill can be killed any number of ways, including through obstruction, feet dragging, amendment, or procedure. In the case of a medical marijuana bill in Texas, despite having enough support to pass, the paperwork just didn’t arrive in time.

Texas House of Representatives

Legislators in the Texas House of Representatives will hear a bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a $250 civil fine on Thursday.

Update as of 5/9/17 10:00 pm cst: HB 2107 is officially done for the 2017 legislative session. It was not scheduled for a hearing and vote by the Texas House. Original Story: Despite being co-sponsored by more than half of the Texas House of Representatives, a medical marijuana bill likely

Patients, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals Urge Texas Lawmakers to Allow Hearings on Critical Medical Marijuana Legislation at Texas Capitol. Photo Credit: Heather Fazio

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of patients, caregivers, and advocates will gather at the Texas State Capitol today for an eleventh-hour push to keep critical medical marijuana legislation alive. They will be urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on HB 2107, which would likely pass now

Rep. Eddie Lucio III

Rep. Eddie Lucio and Rep. Jason Isaac took the time to recognize the group Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and promote their bill to expand the Compassionate Use Program.

HB 2107 Hearing Photo by Eric Espinoza

Update 5/11/17: This bill was not scheduled for a vote by the Texas House and is now dead. Click here to find out how this bill ended up. Original Story: A bill to allow patients access to whole plant medical marijuana has passed out of committee. This comes after a

“Don’t fill up the jails with folks who like the weed. Give them folks a civil penalty,” is a jazzy tune that north Texans will soon be hearing on the radio.

Episode 2: Lone Star Leaf presents an explanation of the differences between often-confused Decriminalization and Cite & Release / Summons for marijuana possession in Texas. Filmed as part of a YouTube documentary series designed to educate and empower Texans to end cannabis prohibition in our state.

AUSTIN, Texas — A television ad in support of a bill to reduce marijuana penalties in Texas will begin airing Friday, just days before the state House of Representatives is expected to vote on the measure.

HB 2107 Hearing Photo by Eric Espinoza

Nearly half of the Texas House of Representative’s 150 legislators have signed on to a whole plant medical marijuana bill after a marathon hearing Tuesday night.

There will be 8 cities across Texas participating in the 2017 Global Marijuana March, an annual world-wide event which draws several hundred thousand participants.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing Tuesday on a bipartisan proposal to fix the state’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.

The following is a list of all known marijuana related events happening in Texas for the month of May 2017.