Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • The 86th Texas Legislature has Adjourned – Session Recap! May 28, 2019 6:10 pm
    With a record number of marijuana-related bills introduced for consideration, lawmakers had plenty of opportunity to change the state’s harsh and unreasonable laws. Our opponents worked to prevent any kind of reform from advancing, using fear tactics and shady procedural tricks. But this issue is too important for us to be intimidated! Tens of thousands … Continue reading The 86th Texas Legislature has Adjourned – Session Recap! → The post The 86th Texas Legislature has Adjourned – Session Recap! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Senate votes to expand the Compassionate Use Program May 22, 2019 5:28 pm
    The Texas Senate has approved HB 3703, an extremely limited medical cannabis bill. It’s a bitter sweet moment for those of us who have worked so hard to truly fix and expand the Texas Compassionate Use Program. As passed by the House, HB 3703 only listed three additional qualifying conditions: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity. Thanks … Continue reading Texas Senate votes to expand the Compassionate Use Program → The post Texas Senate votes to expand the Compassionate Use Program appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: Medical cannabis must be approved in the Senate by Wednesday. Take action now! May 20, 2019 5:37 pm
    The 2019 legislative session comes to a close in one week and one medical cannabis bill is still alive and moving! On Friday, a senate committee quickly voted to approve 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. … Continue reading Texas: Medical cannabis must be approved in the Senate by Wednesday. Take action now! → The post Texas: Medical cannabis must be approved in the Senate by Wednesday. Take action now! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Big Week in Austin: Hemp was legalized and medical cannabis advances! May 17, 2019 5:13 pm
    We started with a record-setting 60 cannabis related bills. With a little more than a week left in the legislative session, industrial hemp has been legalized and, after a great hearing, a House-approved medical cannabis bill has passed with unanimous support out of the Senate Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee. Here’s a comprehensive report: … Continue reading Big Week in Austin: Hemp was legalized and medical cannabis advances! → The post Big Week in Austin: Hemp was legalized and medical cannabis advances! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • TEXAS: Medical cannabis bill scheduled for a hearing on Friday in the Senate! May 15, 2019 12:30 am
    Last week, the Texas House passed two limited medical cannabis bills (HB 1365 and HB 3703). Both bills are very limited in scope and have arrived in the Senate, but only HB 3703 has been referred to committee. The Health and Human Service (HHS) Committee promptly scheduled a hearing for the bill, which will happen this Friday, May … Continue reading TEXAS: Medical cannabis bill scheduled for a hearing on Friday in the Senate! → The post TEXAS: Medical cannabis bill scheduled for a hearing on Friday in the Senate! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • TxMJPolicy Update: Only two weeks left until the legislature adjourns! May 13, 2019 7:10 pm
    There are only two weeks left in the legislative session and our state’s “leadership” has gone to extraordinary lengths to obstruct our tremendous progress. Let’s keep pushing!! Texas Marijuana Policy Update  Penalty Reduction Update: After passing overwhelmingly in the House with bipartisan support, HB 63 sits on Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s desk awaiting referral to a committee … Continue reading TxMJPolicy Update: Only two weeks left until the legislature adjourns! → The post TxMJPolicy Update: Only two weeks left until the legislature adjourns! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: Medical Marijuana is up for a vote in the House today! May 6, 2019 4:02 pm
    Our state’s Compassionate Use Program is unreasonably restrictive, leaving behind the vast majority of patients who can benefit from medical cannabis. Let’s make this program more inclusive! Today in Austin, the Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on two medical cannabis bills. One is good, but the other does very little to expand access … Continue reading Texas: Medical Marijuana is up for a vote in the House today! → The post Texas: Medical Marijuana is up for a vote in the House today! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Lt. Gov. Patrick is trying to shut down HB 63, but we’re not going down without a fight! May 2, 2019 2:54 pm
    This week has been exciting, but tough. After passing the House with a bipartisan supermajority (historic progress!), Rep. Moody’s HB 63 (marijuana penalty reduction) was promptly met with firm opposition from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. Many felt discouraged, but we’ve accepted the challenge! Thanks to your help, we’ve pushed back with thousands of calls and email … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Patrick is trying to shut down HB 63, but we’re not going down without a fight! → The post Lt. Gov. Patrick is trying to shut down HB 63, but we’re not going down without a fight! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • HB 63 Passes the House! Let’s keep up the momentum — Contact your senator today! April 30, 2019 4:15 pm
    With a super majority, the Texas House approved Rep. Moody’s HB 63, a bill that seeks to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession. Democratic and Republican representatives alike joined forces to pass this sensible approach to marijuana law reform. Next stop: Texas Senate! Take a moment to help us keep up the momentum. Contact your senator … Continue reading HB 63 Passes the House! Let’s keep up the momentum — Contact your senator today! → The post HB 63 Passes the House! Let’s keep up the momentum — Contact your senator today! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Today: A House vote on HB 63! (Secure the vote: Contact your representative!) April 29, 2019 8:55 am
    It’s going to be another exciting week at the Capitol! Today in Austin, the Texas House of Representatives is set to debate and vote on Rep. Joe Moody’s bill to reduce penalties for marijuana possession. House Bill 63 eliminates the threat of arrest and jail time for up to one ounce of marijuana. It also provides … Continue reading Today: A House vote on HB 63! (Secure the vote: Contact your representative!) → The post Today: A House vote on HB 63! (Secure the vote: Contact your representative!) appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio