Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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  • Texas Health Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill! April 18, 2019 12:09 am
    Today at the Capitol, the Public Health Committee approved Rep. Lucio III’s HB 1365, which expands medical access to cannabis. The bill was amended and passed with unanimous support from committee members! Take Action — Texas Two-Step!  Time is tight to move bills forward, so we need you to take action today — Call your representative! Identify … Continue reading Texas Health Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill! → The post Texas Health Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Medical Marijuana Hearing Recap April 12, 2019 3:25 am
    For the first time, a Texas House subcommittee has been established to consider medical marijuana legislation. Today at the Capitol, ten different medical marijuana bills were considered and committee members heard from hundreds witnesses in support of the proposals to expand access to the Texas Compassionate Use Program. No one (not even law enforcement) testified … Continue reading Texas Medical Marijuana Hearing Recap → The post Texas Medical Marijuana Hearing Recap appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: HB 1365 (Medical Cannabis) Schedule for a Hearing! April 9, 2019 2:30 pm
    All medical cannabis bills in the House are scheduled for a hearing this Thursday, April 11. For the first time, the Public Health Committee has designated a medical cannabis specific subcommittee.  All seven medical cannabis bills in the House have been referred to this subcommittee and will have a hearing on Thursday, April 11, including … Continue reading Texas: HB 1365 (Medical Cannabis) Schedule for a Hearing! → The post Texas: HB 1365 (Medical Cannabis) Schedule for a Hearing! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Marijuana Policy Update – 7 Weeks Left in Session! April 9, 2019 6:54 am
    Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a nonprofit advocacy organization working with a broad political coalition to advance sensible marijuana law reform in Texas. Medical Marijuana All medical cannabis bills in the House are scheduled for a hearing this Thursday, April 11. For the first time, the Public Health Committee has designated a medical cannabis … Continue reading Texas Marijuana Policy Update – 7 Weeks Left in Session! → The post Texas Marijuana Policy Update – 7 Weeks Left in Session! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • GREAT NEWS: HB 63 advances after favorable committee vote! March 25, 2019 9:09 pm
    Rep. Joe Moody’s bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 5-2! The bill was amended by the committee and now allows an individual to receive two civil penalties ($250 fine) before facing Class C Misdemeanor charges for subsequent offenses. Even after … Continue reading GREAT NEWS: HB 63 advances after favorable committee vote! → The post GREAT NEWS: HB 63 advances after favorable committee vote! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Medical Association Lends Limited Support to Medical Cannabis Reform March 23, 2019 12:57 am
    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has long supported a physician’s right to discuss marijuana use with patients. In 2013, the Texas Medical Association told KVUE News: TMA policy supports the physician’s right to discuss with his or her patients any and all possible treatment options related to the patient’s health and clinical care (including the use of … Continue reading Texas Medical Association Lends Limited Support to Medical Cannabis Reform → The post Texas Medical Association Lends Limited Support to Medical Cannabis Reform appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • PETITION: Ask Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Support Sensible Marijuana Law Reform March 19, 2019 9:06 pm
    In a statement to The Texas Tribune, Patrick’s spokesperson Alejandro Garcia said the lieutenant governor is “strongly opposed to weakening any laws against marijuana [and] remains wary of the various medicinal use proposals that could become a vehicle for expanding access to this drug.” Sign this petition to ask Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to reconsider his position … Continue reading PETITION: Ask Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Support Sensible Marijuana Law Reform → The post PETITION: Ask Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Support Sensible Marijuana Law Reform appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas Public Health Establishes Subcommittee on Medical Marijuana March 15, 2019 8:10 pm
    There are a record-setting 63 marijuana related bills up for consideration, including 17 proposals on medical marijuana! In the Texas House, several bills have already been referred to the Public Health Committee for consideration. This is the first group of legislators tasked with approving or denying broader access to medical marijuana for patients with debilitating … Continue reading Texas Public Health Establishes Subcommittee on Medical Marijuana → The post Texas Public Health Establishes Subcommittee on Medical Marijuana appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Texas: More than 60 marijuana related bills introduced! March 8, 2019 8:02 am
    Texas Lawmakers Introduce a Record Number of Marijuana Bills So far, state legislators have introduced a record-setting – 63 – marijuana related bills. The movement for marijuana law reform is strong in Texas! Of the many bills filed, Rep. Joe Moody’s HB 63 was the first to be heard in committee earlier this week. HB 63 would institute a … Continue reading Texas: More than 60 marijuana related bills introduced! → The post Texas: More than 60 marijuana related bills introduced! appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio
  • Recap: House Committee Hearing on HB 63 (Civil Penalties for Marijuana Possession) March 5, 2019 6:18 pm
    Representative Joe Moody’s House Bill 63 was considered by the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday evening, including hours of outstanding testimony from those who support the bill! Supporters included judges, current and former prosecutors, law enforcement, an addiction specialists, victims of arrest for small amounts of marijuana, a representative from Rice University’s Baker Institute, the Republican … Continue reading Recap: House Committee Hearing on HB 63 (Civil Penalties for Marijuana Possession) → The post Recap: House Committee Hearing on HB 63 (Civil Penalties for Marijuana Possession) appeared first on Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
    Heather Fazio