Cannabis reform bills gain traction in the Texas House!

Apr 15, 2021

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Cannabis reform bills gain traction in the Texas House!

Ask your lawmakers to support changing the penalty for cannabis possession from possible jail time to a civil fine!

Several bills have been introduced to reform Texas’ outdated cannabis laws. Among the proposals are bills to expand the state’s current low-THC medical cannabis program; to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; and to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older.

House committees have approved bills to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of cannabis (HB 441) and a bill that would expand Texas’ current low-THC medical cannabis program by allowing more qualifying conditions and increasing the THC cap for medical cannabis products from 0.03 percent to 5 percent (HB 1535).

The legislative session is set to end on May 31. Ask your lawmakers to decriminalize cannabis and establish an effective medical cannabis program!

Texas is now one of only 14 states with no effective medical cannabis law, and one of only 19 that still imposes jail time for simple possession of cannabis. Make sure your lawmakers know this issue matters to voters; ask them to support decriminalization and an effective medical cannabis law this year!