November 12 marks the first day of pre-filing of legislation for the 2019 Texas legislative session. Cannabis law reform is an issue gearing up for major push again following strong support from legislature in 2017 despite no bills making it to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives.
As of publishing time, the total stands at 10, and will likely continue to rise. Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy has been keeping an eye on the bills as they are introduced, and will keep an updated list throughout the session here.
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One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred.
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Texas voters will head to the polls this November, and some will be armed with information about the candidates’ stances on various marijuana policies.
Through the collective efforts of numerous people around the state, Texas NORML has produced the Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to changing cannabis laws, routinely publishes this guide during the primaries and general elections. The first such guide was created in 2012.
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Activists in Texas have fought hard for every inch they’ve gained on the issue of marijuana, whether it be in swaying public opinion, obtaining support from public officials, or changing laws.
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