Tell your legislators to support House Bill 81 to enact sensible marijuana policies in Texas

We’re off to the races — Support Texas’ HB 81!

Tell your legislators to support House Bill 81 to enact sensible marijuana policies in Texas.

Today was the first day bills could be filed in Texas for the 2017 legislative session, and Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) didn’t waste any time! He introduced HB 81, which would replace possible arrests and jail time with a civil fine for low-level possession of marijuana. As a former prosecutor and the current Vice Chairman of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Rep. Moody is a champion of sensible marijuana policy because he, like you, has seen how current laws are failing our communities.

Tell your legislators that you support HB 81 and ask them to co-sponsor the bill!

In addition to preventing arrests and traumatic incarceration, reducing possession to a civil penalty would stop marking marijuana consumers for life with a devastating criminal record that can derail dreams. Collateral consequences from a conviction include limiting access to higher education, employability, and occupational licensing — plus, it results in the automatic suspension of a person’s drivers license. These penalties are harsh and unreasonable. Tell your legislators it’s time for a change!

Please share this with your friends and family members who are interested in seeing more sensible marijuana policies instituted in Texas.

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