The 86th Legislative Session – Wrap Up

The 86th Legislative Session saw a record number of marijuana related bills filed in both the House and the Senate. There were some important advancements, powerful hearings, and a few disappointments this year. Here is where they stand: Create Industrial Hemp Program (HB 1325) – HB 1325 passed with unanimous support in the House and Senate.…

Texas NORML June 2019 Meeting (Video)

Texas NORML holds a meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin where the organization provides updates on the progress of cannabis advocacy in Texas.

HB 3703 Passes Texas Senate – Full Video

Texas senators debated HB 3703 before passing it unanimously. A key concern from some members of the Senate was that expanding access to medical marijuana CBD oil for patients would lead to outright recreational legalization in Texas. – 5/22/19

Medical Cannabis Debated and Passes the Senate

Today the Texas Senate debated and unanimously passed HB 3703 (sponsored by Senator Donna Campbell), a proposal to include seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, incurable neurodegenerative disease, autism, ALS and spasticity as qualifying conditions for the Texas Compassionate Use Program. There was discussion on the floor as to what other conditions could benefit from…

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