Many people in Texas who consume marijuana will still be criminals long after the plant is both decriminalized and legalized.
Dan Seum Jr., a medical cannabis advocate and the son of a senator has been banned from the third floor of the Capitol Annex after quoting racially charged statements made by Harry Anslinger, who testified in the 1930’s in support of making marijuana illegal.
You’ve got to fight for your rights, and 42 Texans did just that earlier this week when they went to the Texas capitol to lobby for medical marijuana.
Rep. Joe Moody laid out a number of reasons today why the Texas Criminal Jurisprudence Committee should pass a bill which would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil penalty with no arrest or criminal record.
At 3:30 p.m. CT, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will hold a media availability with supporters of the bill, including a retired Texas judge, a former Houston police lieutenant, a Baker Institute fellow, and leaders of Texans for Accountable Government and the Texas Young Republican Federation
Texas lawmakers are being overwhelmed by emails in support of marijuana penalty reductions, medical marijuana, and full legalization.
The federal government grows marijuana for research purposes, however scientists are not happy with the quality, and say that the marijuana they receive is moldy and grown without any substantial standards.
A bill which would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a fine with no arrest, jail time, or criminal record has been scheduled for a hearing in the Texas House of Representatives’ Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.
Changes are in store for Harris County since Democrat Kim Ogg beat incumbent Republican Devon Anderson for the position of District Attorney in the November election. Not only has the new DA implemented a personnel turnover among the ranks of prosecuting attorneys, but she’s also held true to a campaign
A bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a fine-only offense with no jail time has the support of 40 Texas lawmakers, bringing support levels to nearly a third of the House of Representatives.
No, marijuana hasn’t been legalized in Texas. There is a medical marijuana program but if you are reading this you probably don’t qualify. It also hasn’t been decriminalized, despite everything you see floating around Facebook these days.
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.