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,
On Wednesday, a record amount of people traveled to Austin for a marijuana lobby day. There were reportedly over 300 people from all over the state who made it in to speak with legislators about the need to enact a medical marijuana program, and decrease the penalty for simple possession
A bill filed which would allow for medical marijuana in Texas with a very low THC content has been moved to the Health and Human Services committee in the senate. It had previously been referred to State Affairs. Introduced by Sen. Kevin Eltife, a Republican from Tyler, SB 339 would