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.
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.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer stated today that he expects states to see “greater enforcement” of the federal law against recreational marijuana.
A bill has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives today which would establish a whole plant medical marijuana program.
Four bills in the Texas Senate pertaining to marijuana were referred to committee today.
A bill in the Texas senate which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana took the first of many steps today.
Houston and its surrounding areas are going into 2017 years ahead of the rest of Texas when it comes to marijuana policy as arrests and jail time are largely taken off the table.
While legalizing marijuana during the 2017 Texas legislative session remains unlikely, a recent statement from Governor Greg Abbott may give hope to those seeking to pass legislation which would expand Texas’ medical marijuana program.
A bill which would greatly expand Texas’ medical marijuana program has been pre-filed for the 2017 legislative session.
Despite Texas not having a voter initiative law, Texans may still be able to vote on both medical and recreational cannabis legalization in 2018 if the state legislature permits it.