Yesterday, Governor Abbott signed HB 1535, which allows for all forms of cancer and patients with PTSD to now qualify for the program while increasing the THC cap from 0.5 percent to 1 percent, and facilitates research programs. Additionally, a bill which codify patient protections for those who are in the Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) and protect them from being harassed by child protective services takes effect on September 1st. We will keep you updated as these new additions to the T.CUP roll out.
A record six bills regarding cannabis policy passed from the Texas House to the Senate this session. Additionally, the House held committee hearings for 13 cannabis bills. Bills were sent to the Senate which would:
Now that restrictions have eased and more of Texas is opening, Texas NORML has evaluated how we will move forward with our meetings. We have gotten strong feedback that hosting our monthly meeting virtually allows more of our fellow Texans to participate and enables us to have speakers from all across the state and country. We also deeply miss being in person with our Austin area family. In order to enjoy the best of both worlds, the Texas NORML Board has decided to move forward hosting our monthly meetings virtually and hosting quarterly socials in person.
What Does This Mean?
2021 Calendar – Save the Dates!