• October 25, 2021

Tags : marijuana

Analysis: For Texas lawmakers, a ballad of rope and dope

One day, you’re trying to pass the Texas Hemp Farming Act to regulate the commercial production of hemp. The next day, local authorities are saying you’ve essentially decriminalized marijuana. It’s enough to make an elected official pour a stiff drink. The quick version, reported last week by the Tribune’s Jolie McCullough, is that legislation opening the legal […]Read More

Texas medical marijuana expansion gains steam in Senate, even after

Even as the Senate stonewalls a handful of bills aimed at lessening criminal penalties for possession of marijuana, an upper chamber committee on Friday advanced legislation that aims to vastly expand who has access to medical cannabis in the state. As filed, state Rep. Stephanie Klick’s House Bill 3703 would add multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and spasticity to the list […]Read More

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won’t pass bill

Less than 24 hours after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to a bill reducing the criminal penalties for Texans found to possess small amounts of marijuana, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared the measure dead in the Senate. House Bill 63 by state Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, would lower possession of 1 ounce or less from a Class B to […]Read More

Texas Faces Major Hurdles to Legal Marijuana Use

AUSTIN, Texas – While a number of states approved new laws legalizing marijuana this week, many Texans are asking when the state might change its ban on cannabis use. While voters in states like California, Massachusetts and Maine can change their laws through the ballot box, advocates for legalizing marijuana say the process is more […]Read More

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