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  • Support Re-Legalization in Texas on 420! April 20, 2019 6:05 pm
    Legislation is moving at the Capitol! How can you support our work? Texas NORML’s mission is to change marijuana laws so that it reflects the majority opinion of Texans which is that the responsible use of cannabis by adults and patients should no longer be subject to penalty. Please donate to support our mission! Right…Read More
    Jax
  • Medical Marijuana Advances Out of Committee! (And next steps!) April 17, 2019 11:40 pm
    Today the Public Health Committee in the House advanced medical cannabis! 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,…Read More
    Jax
  • Second Chance Lobby Day – Texas Marijuana Policy on April 23rd April 17, 2019 2:24 am
    Texas State Capitol, Extension Auditorium (Room E1.004 | Maps) 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 Register!​ With our lawmakers meeting for only 140 days every two years, we have a lot of work to do in a short period of time. Your participation is critical to changing laws relating to marijuana in Texas. Our Texas Marijuana Policy…Read More
    Jax
  • Upcoming Opportunities to Take Action in Austin! April 15, 2019 3:18 pm
    Here are some upcoming opportunities for you to be involved in the action in Austin: Direct Action at the Capitol – Wednesday, April 17 at 11am Working in teams, we’ll be delivering fliers to every legislative office in the Capitol. This week’s flier is dedicated to supporting medical marijuana, which will be having a big…Read More
    Jax
  • Recap: Medical Cannabis Hearing Held at the Texas State Capitol April 12, 2019 3:36 am
    Patients and Medical Professionals Testify at the Capitol for Access to Medical Cannabis Many Texans spent a long day at the Capitol to offer thoughtful and powerful testimony on the ten bills addressing medical cannabis, including our priority legislation HB 1365 authored by Rep Eddie Lucio III. The Subcommittee heard from pain specialists, doctors, Rice’s…Read More
    Jax
  • Texas House Bill 1365 has been scheduled for a hearing! April 6, 2019 12:37 am
    House Bill 1365, authored by Representative Eddie Lucio, III’s will make Texas Compassionate Use Program more inclusive and compassionate for Texans by allowing for whole plant medical cannabis for patients with debilitating conditions. The bill will be considered by the Medical Marijuana Subcommittee on Thursday, April 11th. Here’s how you can help: 1)      Contact…Read More
    Jax
  • Recap: Hemp, Decriminalization and Legalization Hearings April 2, 2019 12:02 am
    ​Today was a busy day at the Capitol! There were hearings on industrial hemp, decriminalization of marijuana possession and a joint resolution that would allow Texans to vote on legalizing the adult use of cannabis, making a total of eleven bills heard today. Here is an overview for you. Please support our priority legislation that…Read More
    Jax
  • HJR 108 – Texas NORML’s Testimony April 1, 2019 11:08 pm
    Madame Chair and members of the committee, my name is Jax Finkel and I am testifying on behalf of Texas NORML, for the HJR 108. Thank you for your time today. The March 2019 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows 54% of Texans want to re-legalize the adult use of cannabis. (see attached) I wanted…Read More
    Jax
  • We Delivered Your Signatures to the Lt Gov! March 28, 2019 6:15 pm
    Last week, a spokesperson for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told the Texas Tribune that he 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.” This afternoon at the Capitol, in a meeting with his staff,…Read More
    Jax
  • More Penalty Reduction Bills to be Heard on Monday! March 28, 2019 3:11 am
    Several bills to reduce penalties for marijuana possession will be considered by the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday, April 1. These bills seek make possession of small amounts a Class C Misdemeanor. Unfortunately, if passed, these bills would uphold the possibility of arrest and leave a person with a life-long criminal record.  Here’s a Facebook…Read More
    Jax