Legislation/Policy

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.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) met today to consider changes to Texas’s medical marijuana CBD oil program, and advocates saw a small amount of success.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has made a clarification on CBD oil, stating that whether it is obtained from hemp or marijuana, it is federally illegal.

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.

The first marijuana related bill has been filed for the 2017 Texas legislative session, and it makes possessing less than an ounce a civil fine.

Texas’ medical marijuana CBD program is facing a major price increase after a shakeup at the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The number of prosecutions for marijuana in Texas is effectively going down, but the amount of cases are staying the same.

A highly anticipated ruling came down from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) concerning the federal scheduling of marijuana, and the results have disappointed a Texas Senator.

A petition to put marijuana ordinance reform on the ballot in Corpus Christi has fallen short of its signature goal.

Republican Party of Texas State Convention Committee Meeting 2016

The Republican Party of Texas took a small step towards showing support for medical marijuana in the Lone Star State.

Susan Hawk, former Dallas District Attorney

The Dallas District Attorney isn’t happy that her prosecutors are making deals with marijuana offenders, and it could be because it is cutting into her budget.

The Dallas City Council has voted down a measure to implement a cite and release program for those found with small amounts of marijuana.