Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 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.

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

Rep. Eddie Lucio III

Legislation proposed by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) would require a joint interim committee to study the feasibility of medical cannabis in Texas.

A bill which has passed the Texas Senate would give some people with a criminal record a chance to have their record sealed.

Williamson County Courthouse

Round Rock has volunteered to be the first in Williamson County to implement a cite and release law passed by the Texas legislature in 2007.

Marijuana legalization has not been approved by a state legislature until now, as Vermont now will potentially join seven other states which now permit recreational consumption of cannabis.

Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD and director of The Lindesmith Center-West, a drug policy institute in San Francisco.

Almost 19 years ago, Marsha Rosenbaum was asked by the San Francisco Chronicle to write a letter to her son, Johnny, about drugs.

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

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.