A bill which would give Texas patients a medical defense in court for marijuana possession has been scheduled for a hearing.
A bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana in Texas a civil fine of $250 has been amended to include a three strikes rule. It may also be several weeks before the bill is considered for scheduling to the full Texas House of Representatives.
The Dallas City Council has voted to institute a cite and release measure which would see those with four ounces or less no longer arrested. Instead they will receive a court summons.
Two Republican legislators in the Texas House of Representatives have signed on as authors of legislation which would establish a whole plant medical marijuana program.
Not going to jail for an ounce or less of marijuana in Texas is one step closer to reality today after a Texas House committee voted in favor of such a measure.
A 17-year-old girl made the front page of the Dallas Morning News for her story about how marijuana stops her from beating herself into a bloody mess, and now copies of that edition are being delivered to state lawmakers in Austin.
Five members of the San Antonio City Council have expressed support for a cite and release program similar to the one enacted in the Houston area earlier this year.
Men have traditionally lead most social movements, but when it comes to prohibition, women cleared mountains previously thought impassable.
Many people in Texas who consume marijuana will still be criminals long after the plant is both decriminalized and legalized.