Tens of thousands trek through the Texas capitol building in Austin each year, and many of them are getting to experience a marijuana exhibit as they walk the halls.
A record low 17 percent of Texans oppose legalizing marijuana for any purpose.
A bill has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives today which would establish a whole plant medical marijuana program.
State Sen. José Menéndez has acknowledge that he failed to report $50,000 in donations given to his campaign by two political action committees.
Following the announcement by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg that her office would no longer arrest or prosecute most marijuana possession cases, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has sharply criticized the new policy which affects Houston and the surrounding areas.
Law enforcement officials spoke out against marijuana prohibition in a big way today in Texas, with an announcement that those in the Houston area would largely no longer be subject to arrest for possession, while at the state capitol several officials joined together to support a penalty reduction bill making
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has criticized neighboring Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for her decision to implement a program which would keep those found with small amounts of marijuana both out of jail and clean of a criminal record.
Law Enforcement Officials to Speak at Capitol in Favor of Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties in Texas
On Thursday at 10 a.m. CT, active duty and former Texas police officers, a retired Texas District Court judge, and others will join Rep. Joe Moody at a news conference to express support for HB 81, which would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for
Rep. Joe Moody has been made chair of the Texas House committee which will hear his marijuana penalty reduction bill.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s Respect State Marijuana Laws Act exempts marijuana consumers and businesses from federal criminal penalties if they are acting in compliance with state marijuana laws
An estimated 375 citizens from around Texas traveled to the capitol in Austin to speak with legislators about marijuana law reform this week.
Four bills in the Texas Senate pertaining to marijuana were referred to committee 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.