Events

  • The 86th Legislative Session – Wrap Up June 8, 2019 6:14 pm
    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. While the last day of the session was May 27th, Governor Greg Abbott has until June 16th to ignore into law, sign,…Read More
    Jax
  • Texas NORML June 2019 Meeting (Video) June 6, 2019 4:32 pm
    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.
    Stephen Carter
  • HB 3703 Passes Texas Senate – Full Video May 23, 2019 5:28 pm
    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
    Stephen Carter
  • Medical Cannabis Debated and Passes the Senate May 22, 2019 5:32 pm
    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…Read More
    Jax
  • Texas Legislative Update for Hemp & Medical Cannabis (Video) May 20, 2019 7:56 pm
    Texas NORML Executive Director Jax Finkel gives an update on HB 1325 which legalizes the growing of hemp in Texas, and HB 3703, which expands the state’s medical marijuana program.
    Stephen Carter
  • Urgent Action: We have 24-48 hours to ensure a more inclusive medical program in Texas! May 20, 2019 5:12 pm
    The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing and then quickly voted to unanimously pass HB 3703, a proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, incurable neurodegenerative disease, autism, ALS and spasticity. However, conditions such as PTSD, ulcerative colitis, chronic pain and more were not included in…Read More
    Jax
  • Urgent Action: PTSD and Other Service Related Disabilities Excluded from Legislation May 17, 2019 9:47 pm
    The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing and the quickly voted to unanimously pass HB 3703​​, a proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity. Senator Donna Campbell has sponsored the bill in the Senate and offered a committee substitute of the legislation. Her substitute…Read More
    Jax
  • Medical Cannabis Hearing – How can you help make? May 17, 2019 2:58 pm
    Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee met and hosted a hearing on HB 3703, a proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity. Senator Donna Campbell has sponsored the bill in the Senate and offered a committee substitute of the legislation. (UPDATE: The bill was just…Read More
    Jax
  • Hemp Unanimously Passes the Senate: Next stop – the Governor’s Desk! May 15, 2019 8:54 pm
    Texas farmers have taken another step closer to growing hemp today after the state’s senate voted in favor of legislation which will legalize the cultivation of hemp. The bill now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature. HB 1325, authored by Rep. Tracy King, has sailed through each vote it has faced with…Read More
    Jax
  • Medical Cannabis: Scheduled for a Hearing in the Senate on 5/17/19! May 14, 2019 11:27 pm
    Last week the Texas House passed two limited medical cannabis bills (HB 1365 and HB 3703). Both bills have arrived in the Senate and been referred to committee. At this time, only HB 3703 has been scheduled for a hearing in the Health and Human Service (HHS) Committee on Friday, May 17th. HB 3703​​ is Rep.…Read More
    Jax