Lawmakers fail to schedule medical marijuana bill

By Erica Hernandez on May 10, 2017 for KSAT 12 here


SAN ANTONIO – A long fight for advocates to pass a medical marijuana bill has ended.

HB 2107 died on Tuesday after no action was taken on the bill by the House Calendars Committee.

Last week the bill had gotten a lot of support when over 70 representatives signed on as co-authors of the bill to expand the current Texas Compassionate Use Act.

While expanding medical marijuana use in Texas has ended, there is still a chance for decriminalization of marijuana to happen.

HB 81 will head to the House on Thursday.

This bill would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a $250 civil fine and there would be no arrest.