Resolution introduced in Texas House to ensure study of medical marijuana feasibility
Legislation proposed by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) would require a joint interim committee to study the feasibility of medical cannabis in Texas.
After previous legislation was not scheduled in time for a vote which would have established a whole plant medical marijuana program in Texas, House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 149 provides Texans with their next opportunity of prodding the state legislature into action.
While a HCR is not required for a committee to study this matter, if passed, HCR 149 would ensure that the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives make the study take place.
According to a statement released by Texas NORML, “Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted statewide provisions allowing patients access to cannabis therapy. Texas patients deserve these same protections.”
Texans would need to contact their state representative and senator to ensure a vote is held on this resolution.