Thursday, April 8th: The House Agriculture and Livestock Committee will meet to consider HB 3948 which focuses on the regulation and production of hemp and consumable hemp products in Texas. This bill provides administrative penalties, imposes and authorizes fees, and creates criminal offenses. Additionally, the bill covers higher institutions, permissible THC content, additives, synthetics, and more. The meeting will begin at 8am. Read the bill text as well as this analysis from Ritter and Spencer. .
Here’s how you can help:
1) Submit written comments electronically. These comments will be included in the official legislative record. (Please note that you will have up to 3000 characters.)
2) Provide written or in-person testimony if you have personal or professional experience. Testimony can be provided several ways: written and submitted electronically, written and delivered in-person (12 copies), or oral testimony submitted in-person on the day of the hearing (2 minutes). If you’re planning to testify in-person, please let us know so we can coordinate. In-person witness registration can be found here. Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here.
When visiting the Capitol, please always dress professionally.
3) Contact your representative in support of marijuana penalty reduction.
A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here.