Legislation/Policy

A bill to allow Texas farmers to grow hemp has been passed unanimously out of committee just over a week after its hearing.

Medical marijuana edibles from a Colorado dispensary.

A bill which would give Texas patients a medical defense in court for marijuana possession has been scheduled for a hearing.

Texas House of Representatives

A bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana in Texas a civil fine of $250 has been amended to include a three strikes rule. It may also be several weeks before the bill is considered for scheduling to the full Texas House of Representatives.

The Dallas City Council has voted to institute a cite and release measure which would see those with four ounces or less no longer arrested. Instead they will receive a court summons.

A bill to legalize hemp in Texas had its hearing today, with much support from Texas farmers.

Texas House of Representatives

Two Republican legislators in the Texas House of Representatives have signed on as authors of legislation which would establish a whole plant medical marijuana program.

Not going to jail for an ounce or less of marijuana in Texas is one step closer to reality today after a Texas House committee voted in favor of such a measure.

Five members of the San Antonio City Council have expressed support for a cite and release program similar to the one enacted in the Houston area earlier this year.

Rep. Joe Moody laid out a number of reasons today why the Texas Criminal Jurisprudence Committee should pass a bill which would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil penalty with no arrest or criminal record.

A bill to legalize industrial hemp was filed a day before the deadline to submit legislation in Texas House of Representatives.

Texas lawmakers are being overwhelmed by emails in support of marijuana penalty reductions, medical marijuana, and full legalization.

A bill which would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a fine with no arrest, jail time, or criminal record has been scheduled for a hearing in the Texas House of Representatives’ Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

Texas House of Representatives

A bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a fine-only offense with no jail time has the support of 40 Texas lawmakers, bringing support levels to nearly a third of the House of Representatives.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adopted rules for the Compassionate Use Program which allows CBD oil for epileptic children.