In an effort to make one of the most populated states more marijuana-friendly, Texas State legislators are moving towards decriminalizing simple possession, along with a couple of other things.
Texas has long been one of the states that have been on the front lines of the War on Drugs.
3 major bills in the works
Currently there are 3 very important bills that may revolutionize the cannabis laws in Texas.
The first one, and the one most likely to pass, is the Act which would decriminalize simple possession. That bill advanced from the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee a few days ago.
This marks a significant moment in the history of cannabis in Texas, as several cities have already passed such laws on the municipal/city level—but many other have also rejected decriminalization laws.
Another law which would legalize hemp and its derivatives has been introduced by Rep. Tracy King, and also passed the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee with approval from all members of the committee.
Lastly, another bill which would expand the state’s medical marijuana program is in the works as well.