The deadline for legislators to file bills for the 87th Texas Legislature was on Friday, March 12th. There will be no additional bills filed for the session. We do anticipate hearings to begin within the next few weeks once legislators have addressed the emergency legislation which the Governor has tasked them with. Be sure to read to the bottom of this email, as there are numerous steps you can take right now to help advance our goals.
Click here to review bills relating to cannabis law reform.
Our goals for the 87th Texas Legislature are as follows:
Now is the time to take action to ensure that your representative and senator know about your support for reform!
Medical Cannabis | Penalty Reduction | Legalization
Texas NORML wants to work with our fellow Texans to make sure their voices are heard by legislators. We want to collect testimonies again this session for hearing binders, targeted actions, and any other opportunities which may arise. At this point in the session, most hearings will offer a 5 day notice, and later it will be reduced to 72 hours. Submitting personal testimony on an issue which affects you is an effective way to communicate with lawmakers and helps them to understand how policy impacts Texans in their everyday lives.
Learn more about submitting your testimony.
Monday, March 29th, 2021 – With access to the Texas Capitol largely restricted, we are utilizing a digital platform to host our Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Lobby Day! This two-part Virtual Lobby Day is designed to create meaningful connections with legislators and their staff to advance cannabis law reform.
Register for Orientation to attend!
Learn how to become a member of our organization. Make a donation towards our important work during the 2021 Legislative Session. Shop at the Texas NORML store.