Legislation/Policy

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

Tears rolled often at a Public Health Committee hearing on Tuesday night in Texas as legislators heard testimony on a medical marijuana bill.

Anyone seeking any office in Texas could be subject to a drug test if a recently approved bill in the Texas Senate becomes law. The senate approved Senate Bill 19, with a 30-1 vote, which covers a variety of ethics issues. An amendment to that bill, approved 22-9, would require

A bill in the Texas legislature which would legalize medical marijuana in limited form was heard in the Public Health Committee. House Bill 892 would establish a medical cannabis program by 2018 which allows patients with severe epilepsy to purchase and consume CBD-only marijuana strains in liquid form which contain

Three medical marijuana bills have been scheduled for a hearing in the Texas legislature. The bills are wide ranging, and much support is expected to be heard in testimony. The bills cover limited medical marijuana, a whole plant program, and medical defense in court.

There are 11 bills related to marijuana currently in the Texas legislature. Of those, five pertain to medical cannabis, five pertain to decreasing the penalties for simple possession, and one which changes the nature of arrests for marijuana.

Local government officials throughout Texas are keeping a close eye on legislation which would raise the age for which someone can be tried as an adult from 17 to 18. This legislation will likely have a major impact on teenage marijuana prosecutions. Texas is one of nine states that treats

On a night when 22 bills were discussed in committee, marijuana by far was the most popular subject. Over 60 people registered to testify on the four marijuana related bills which would decrease penalties for possession, and several of those same people testified on other drug penalty bills as well.