HB 507

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (Left) Rep. Bryan Hughes (Right)

The Republican representative who introduced a full marijuana legalization bill in the Texas House has lost his bid for state senate in a run-off election.

A bill to reduce the penalty for marijuana possession in Texas took its first step today towards becoming law. HB 507, which would decrease the penalty for possession of an ounce or less of cannabis to a $100 fine, was read for the first time on the Texas House of