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Critical Moment for HB 81 – Act NOW!

Critical Moment for HB 81 – Act NOW!

CALL or EMAIL your representative and ask them to vote yes on HB 81.

HB 81 is scheduled to be debated and voted on the House Floor today, Thursday, May 11th. This is historic! The bill must survive this step to continue through the process. We advise you use this link to make a quick call to your Representative and follow up with a short email of support.

Chairman Joe Moody’s House Bill 81, which would replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with a simple ticket. This is an imperative step for the people of Texas. The bill must be debated and voted on by midnight tonight, Thursday, may 11th.

We will update you with more information as it comes out.

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Join us to celebrate the history we are making at our 10th Annual Texas Marijuana March on Saturday, May 13th, 2017.

 

6 Responses to “Critical Moment for HB 81 – Act NOW!”

  1. According to someone in Rep. Burrows office, there is no way this bill will make it to be heard as there is already a backlog to Monday. He encouraged us to focus on SB170 which is a similar bill that is more likely to make it through to a vote.

    • SB 170 did not have a committee hearing and therefore is not an option. We have HB 81 and if we cannot get that by the deadline, we will have to look for amendments to add the language too.

  2. Vote yes for HB81.

  3. Let’s GO HB 81!! This needs to happen for not just Texas but for everyone everywhere so we can cut costs of big pharm and big medical bills!!!

  4. Derek Dwilson May 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    So… No vote today I guess? Why must government be so infuriating?

  5. I emailed earlier. It’s too late. Even if it gets vetoed, or it doesn’t make it for any reason. Terms like “out of the cannabis closet” or “420 friendly” along with the publicized statistics testimonies and approval had permanently changed things in Texas this year i think. It’s not as much decriminalization anymore, it’s now the criminalization of the good people that use cannabis and have come forward. And no one should forget from various points in our history what happens when good people are treated like criminals…
    It is widely known that the only reason it became illegal was due to racism against Mexicans, and greed. So shouldn’t the issue be the validity of that law to begin with?

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