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.
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.
With the latest filing of a medical cannabis bill with the state senate, News Channel 25 out of Waco spoke with Clif Deuvall, Executive Director for NORML of Waco, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
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.
Texans didn’t vote on marijuana, but many supportive candidates won, and measures across the country were passed with great success.
Marijuana policy reform advocates from around the state will host an Election Night watch party in Austin to watch the results of marijuana ballot initiatives in nine other states. The party will take place at The Belmont at 305 W. Sixth Street and will run from 7 p.m. until 11
Texas’ medical marijuana CBD program is facing a major price increase after a shakeup at the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Texas legislature reconvenes in January of 2017, and marijuana activists around the state are gearing up with advocacy training sessions in preparation for speaking with legislators at the capitol.