Texas House Chairman Joe Moody Hosts Public Hearing On Reducing Penalties For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

HB 334 was introduced in the special legislative session and would replace criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession with a civil citation

HB 334 was introduced in the special legislative session and would replace criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession with a civil citation TEXAS:  Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties on Wednesday and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the Read the full article…

Texas Department of Public Safety Releases Confiscated Hemp CBD Oil

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TEXAS: On September 7, Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) received notice that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrived at People’s Pharmacy’s four (4) Austin locations to confiscate various industrial hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) products.  On October 11, DPS reported to People’s pharmacy’s attorney the following: “Attached is the lab report regarding the ‘CBD hemp oil’ from People’s Pharmacy.  Read the full article…

Hundreds Join ‘Marijuana March’ In Dallas

(Photo: Philip Townsend, WFAA)

TEXAS: The roar of a crowd echoed through the streets of downtown Dallas Saturday. Close to 1,000 people joined a march in support of what organizers call sensible marijuana policy in the state of Texas. “I believe responsible adults should be able to make adult decisions,” said Shaun Mcalister, Executive Director of Dallas-Fort Worth NORML.

How Texas Became A New Front In Marijuana Legalization Fight

The fact that a sweeping legalization bill made it anywhere in Texas impressed many Capitol observers and marijuana advocates.

TEXAS:  Shortly before 10 p.m. on a Wednesday in April, Tammy Castro was describing the heartbreaking story of her son’s losing battle against drug abuse. The crowded Capitol conference room, packed with marijuana-rights activists, fell silent. Marijuana started her son on a downward spiral to his death, Castro said, holding back tears. “If you pass Read the full article…

Texas Just Approved A Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

The Texas House of Representatives voted 96 to 34 to approve the second reading of a Senate bill that would allow limited use of Cannabidiol oils, a marijuana derivative, Progress Texas said in a press release.

TEXAS: Medical marijuana could be legal in Texas, sort of.  The Texas House of Representatives voted 96 to 34 to approve the second reading of a Senate bill that would allow limited use of Cannabidiol oils, a marijuana derivative, Progress Texas said in a press release.And the proposals authors are Republican! Crazy.Maybe the times are a Read the full article…

Texas Marijuana Legalization 2015: Cannabidoil Oil To Be Allowed For Epilepsy Treatment, Gov. Abbott Says

Texas governor is expected Monday to sign a bill that would legalize cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy.

TEXAS:  Texas is expected Monday to loosen restrictions on a marijuana-related product for the first time in state hostory. Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday that he will sign a bill that would legalize cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy, reported the San Antonio Express-News. The announcement came in the evening with a signing ceremony planned for Monday Read the full article…

Texas Just Approved A Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

Marijuana policy reform has made history in Texas with strong support from a bipartisan majority.

TEXAS:  Medical marijuana could be legal in Texas, sort of.The Texas House of Representatives voted 96 to 34 to approve the second reading of a Senate bill that would allow limited use of Cannabidiol oils, a marijuana derivative, Progress Texas said in a press release..And the proposals authors are Republican! Crazy.Maybe the times are a Read the full article…

Marijuana Ads To Air In Major Texas Cities

In the ad, Russell Jones, a former narcotics officer in California and current Texas Hill Country resident, says "Law enforcement officials have more important things to do with their time" than arrest people for possessing pot.

TEXAS: It’s the final push for a group wanting to decriminalize marijuana in Texas. A cable TV ad began airing Tuesday in a few major cities, including San Antonio. The ad is in support of a bill that would make having under an ounce of pot only a citation offense. But local law enforcement says Read the full article…

Senate Gives High Sign To Limited Medical Marijuana

TEXAS Senate passes legislation Thursday that would legalize cannabis oil for limited medical use.

TEXAS:  Epilepsy patients in Texas would have access to medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in marijuana under legislation the state Senate passed Thursday. Senators voted 26-5 to pass Senate Bill 339, by Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, which would legalize oils containing cannabidiol (CBD), a component found in marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. If the measure Read the full article…

NEWS Texas House Committee Approves Bill To Make Marijuana Legal For Adults

Nearly three out of five Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a statewide survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in September 2013.

TEXAS: The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. HB 2165, introduced in March by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), would strike references to marijuana offenses from Texas statutes, resulting in marijuana being treated similarly to other legal crops. Nearly three out of five Read the full article…