District Attorney Nico LaHood announced this week that Bexar County, which includes San Antonio, will institute a cite and release program in the near future for marijuana and other misdemeanor offenses.
United States Congressional Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas has introduced an amendment in the House of Representatives to effectively end the automatic suspension of drivers licenses for those who have been convicted of marijuana possession.
The Food and Drug Administration has released a notice in which they acknowledge that Cannabidiol (CBD), an active component of the cannabis plant, otherwise known as marijuana, has been shown to be beneficial in a number of ways.
The recurring theme for committee hearings on marijuana legislation in Texas this year is progress, a lack of opposition, and that policy discussion is here to stay. This past week was no exception. One legislator did however come out swinging against a proposed penalty reduction bill during a recent hearing.
Marijuana policy reform advocates are keeping the conversation alive at the Texas capitol with the help of a few state lawmakers. A hearing will be held this week about reducing penalties for marijuana possession.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called state legislators back to Austin for a special legislative session. Lawmakers began filing legislation today, and one of them revives a medical marijuana bill from earlier this year.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.