Legislation/Policy

As Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a very limited medical marijuana bill into law today which legalizes the production of a single compound of the cannabis plant, CBD, for epilepsy patients, he also made it clear that Texans should not expect marijuana laws to change while he is governor.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will sign medical marijuana legislation on Monday. Abbott issued a news advisory Sunday announcing a Monday bill signing ceremony with the authors of Senate Bill 339 — Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth.

An amendment to an appropriations bill in the U.S. Senate has been approved which would allow doctors with Veterans Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states which have medical cannabis programs. This is the first time the Senate has voted in favor of medical marijuana policy.

As the official session of the Texas legislature comes to a close at the end of this month, a pair of hemp bills have officially stalled out, despite strong support.

The Texas State House approved a bill 96-34 on Monday intended to allow qualifying patients with intractable seizure conditions to access a marijuana extract containing high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, and only trace levels of THC. SB 339, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), is extremely unlikely to provide

A pair of bills which would reduce and eliminate marijuana penalties in Texas have died in the state legislature.

Texas legislators have rejected an amendment to a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder research bill which would have included marijuana as one of the topics of research.

Three marijuana bills have made it out of committee in the Texas legislature before the Monday night deadline. Of the 11 total pieces of legislation submitted this session, a limited CBD only medical marijuana bill, a penalty reduction bill, and a bill which removes all penalties for cannabis now awaits

The Texas State Senate approved a bill 26-5 on Thursday that is intended to allow qualifying patients with intractable seizure conditions to access a marijuana extract containing high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, and only trace levels of THC. SB 339, introduced by Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), will now be

The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state.

A Texas legislator who chairs the Public Health Committee in the state legislature is set to let a medical marijuana bill expire rather than schedule it for a vote in committee.

A marijuana penalty reduction bill which recently was considered dead in the Texas Criminal Jurisprudence Committee is alive again.

An amendment introduced to a Veteran’s Affairs appropriations bill in congress to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans was defeated by three votes. Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon proposed an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to stop the Department of Veterans Affairs

Three marijuana penalty reduction bills have failed in a Texas House committee after a vote was taken while some members of that committee were absent. The author of one of those bills, Rep. Joe Moody of El Paso, says that those two absent members likely would have voted in favor