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Texas will not vote on marijuana legalization in 2015

Statewide elections were held in Texas today, however of the seven issues being voted on, none of them pertain to marijuana.

The only state voting on the issue of marijuana is Ohio.

Due to a lack of a ballot initiative process, Texans must rely on the state legislature to make changes to the state’s marijuana laws. That will not happen until 2017 at the earliest.

Propositions 1 through 7 deal with an array of issues, including property taxes, hunting and fishing licenses, gambling, sales tax funds and regulations for roads, and where certain election officials may live.

Proposition 1 – SJR 1

“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”

Proposition 2 – HJR 75

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.”

Proposition 3 – SJR 52

“The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.”

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

Proposition 4 – HJR 73

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”

Proposition 5 – SJR 17

“The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”

Proposition 6 – SJR 22

“The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”

Proposition 7 – SJR 5

“The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”

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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 Comment

  1. MJ Dreamer
    November 7, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Its time to free our self’s from this clowns. Why do we have to do everything they say. They are just Humans like us. God gave us Mother earth to chare and to love it not do destroy every part of it. Its time for a change. No more listening to this old laws. This corrupt system has to be done.