As Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a very limited medical marijuana bill into law today which legalizes the production of a single compound of the cannabis plant, CBD, for epilepsy patients, he also made it clear that Texans should not expect marijuana laws to change while he is governor.
A pair of bills which would reduce and eliminate marijuana penalties in Texas have died in the state legislature.
The Texas State Senate approved a bill 26-5 on Thursday that is intended to allow qualifying patients with intractable seizure conditions to access a marijuana extract containing high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, and only trace levels of THC. SB 339, introduced by Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), will now be
The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state.
Texas state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. HB 3785, introduced by Rep. Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso) in the House, and a companion bill introduced by Sen. José
Hemp can be imported and sold in Texas, but it cannot be grown in the Lone Star State. That could be changing this year. A versatile plant which consumes half the water of cotton while producing 250 percent more fiber, grows in most soil, and is used in over 25,000 products,
Bill to remove marijuana penalties hits Texas legislature as new poll shows 76 percent agree the law needs to change
A bill has been introduced today which would remove the penalty for possessing marijuana in Texas. Introduced by Rep. David Simpson, a Republican from Longview, HB 2165 sets forth a framework which would largely end the prohibition of marijuana.
There has been a struggle to introduce a whole plant medical marijuana bill in Texas because legislators seem to be confused on the subject. So far a CBD-only bill has been introduced in the legislature. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 60 compounds found in the cannabis plant and it
The Texas Sheriff’s Association has positioned itself as the primary opponent of marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State.
Two mothers in Texas are now lobbying for medical marijuana after seeing positive results in other states which have allowed children with seizures to be treated with cannabis. Jeannie Camp and Michelle Bartlett are two mothers who are hoping cannabis oil might be the treatment that, if it doesn’t bring