Republican Representative David Simpson just introduced HB 2165 which would repeal marijuana prohibition in Texas!
You can find out more about the bill here – http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx…
Please find out how to contact your legislator and ask them to co-author, co-sponsor or support HB 2165 here – https://www.facebook.com/events/342208409306400
Bills Filed in the Texas Legislature
We have compiled a list of bills you need to know about for the 2015 Legislative Session. We advise you to set up an account on My TLO so that you can follow the bill’s progress or sign up for our Texas NORML ENewsletter so that you can get Action Alerts and Legislative Updates. We encourage you to prepare (find resources here and here) to contact your Texas Legislators and ask them to co-author, co-sponsor or support the following bills. Find out more here and here.
HB 507 – Civil Penalties – Authored by Representative Joe Moody (D). This bill would reduce possession of a once or less of marijuana to a $100 fine, removing the criminal penalty and making it a civil penalty. Review the highlights of the bill here. View the current penalties here.
HB 837 – Affirmative Defense – Authored by Representative Elliot Naishtat (D). This would provide patients and caregivers a defense in court if caught possessing marijuana and would protect doctors from losing their licenses for discussing marijuana.
HB 414 – Decriminalize One Once or Less – Authored by Representative Harold Dutton (D). This bill would lower the penalty for possession of one ounce of marijuana from a Class B to a Class C Criminal Misdemeanor. Learn about Criminal Penalties in Texas here. View the current penalties here.
HB 892 & SB 339 – Limited CBD Only Bills – Authored by Representative Stephanie Klick (R) and Senator Kevin Eltife (R). These bills would allow for CBD only medicines to be used for people with intractable epilepsy in extreme cases. Review this information on CBD vs whole plant and Texas NORML’s opinion here.
HB 325 – Decriminalize 0.325 oz or Less – Authored by Representative Gene Wu (D). This bill would lower the penalty for possession of 0.325 oz or less of marijuana from a Class B to a Class C Criminal Misdemeanor. Learn about Criminal Penalties in Texas here. View the current penalties here.