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.
An estimated 375 citizens from around Texas traveled to the capitol in Austin to speak with legislators about marijuana law reform this week.
Supporters will urge their elected officials to support legislation to reduce marijuana possession penalties and improve access to medical marijuana AUSTIN, Tx. —Marijuana policy reform supporters from around the state will gather Wednesday at the Texas State Capitol for a citizen lobby day in support of a pair of marijuana-related
Four bills in the Texas Senate pertaining to marijuana were referred to committee today.
A fifth grade student brought Rice Krispies treats made with marijuana extract to his north Texas school.
A bill in the Texas senate which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana took the first of many steps today.
Medical marijuana, albeit in a limited form, is legal in Texas. It’s more complicated than growing a plant and selling it to patients however.
After Maryam Roland, a public high school teacher in Ysleta, in El Paso, tested positive for marijuana use in 2015, the State Board for Educator Certification sought to suspend her license for two years. In her defense, Roland argued that because she’d smoked the pot during a vacation in Colorado,
Cannabis activists from around the state will arrive at the capitol in full force this February to speak with legislators about reforming Texas’ marijuana laws.
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.