Rep David Simpson

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.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018 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.