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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.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties on Wednesday and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the special legislative session in July.

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 Senator Jose Menendez

Austin, Texas – State Senator José Menéndez has filed Senate Bill 79 to help alleviate the suffering of Texans struggling with certain debilitating conditions. This is neither a partisan maneuver nor a new concept. Currently, 29 states allow the use of medical cannabis. Both Texas Republicans and Democrats have called

Medical marijuana supporters are making a bid to have their issue included in the Texas special legislative session called by Governor Greg Abbott.

Those in their golden years are increasingly becoming consumers of marijuana. One group of seniors in Texas doesn’t believe they should have to hide in fear because of a law which they say is time to change.

Harris County Justice of the Peace Hilary H. Green

A judge in Houston was suspended today by the Texas Supreme Court amid accusations that she sexted her bailiff, use the bailiff to buy drugs, hired prostitutes, and once consumed marijuana she seized from a defendant.

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.

Medical marijuana can be delivered to patients in Texas, however the legality of it is the question on everyone’s mind.

NEW YORK, NY—June 27, 2017—The demand for legal cannabis products in the United States declined by 1.1% in April 2017, according to the inaugural release of the monthly AndCan Index, which closely monitors demand across every U.S. state.

Cannabis Defense Billboard in Bellevue, Texas.

A north Texas attorney is turning some heads and taking some heat for billboards he has put up to advertise his services.

Rep. Eddie Lucio III

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.

Williamson County Courthouse

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.