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Resolution introduced in Texas House to ensure study of medical marijuana feasibility

Rep. Eddie Lucio III
Rep. Eddie Lucio III

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.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

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.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. Matthew Gunn
    May 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Texas should’ve already legalized medical cannabis and medical marijuana. Since we have the second highest number of honorable discharge combat vets and disabled veterans in the country! Plus Texas would make 10-15 million dollars from sales the first year!!! All the politicians are more worried and concerned about money they’d get it fast and easy!!!