TxMJPolicy Update: Hemp Passes House and Decriminalization Scheduled for Vote on Thursday!

Big News from the Texas Capitol!

INDUSTRIAL HEMP: Without any objection, the Texas House approved HB 1325 today, a bill to legalize in-state hemp production and sales! If passed into law, this legislation clears up the legal gray area surrounding hemp products, including CBD.

DECRIMINALIZATION: Rep. Joe Moody’s HB 63 has been scheduled for a vote in the Texas House on Thursday! This bill reduces penalties for low-level marijuana possession and will free up valuable criminal justice resources by eliminating the arrest, jail time, and collateral consequences currently associated with even small amounts of marijuana.

TAKE ACTION!

Please take a moment to ask your representative to support HB 63 when it’s up for a vote this Thursday, April 25.

Step 1: Identify your representative and their Capitol office phone number: https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home

Step 2: Ask them to support HB 63. Send a quick email, then call their office. You can say something like this when you call:

“Hello, my name is _______ and I am a constituent. I’m calling in support of Rep. Moody’s House Bill 63, a bill that will save valuable public safety resources by putting a stop to jailing people for small amounts of marijuana. The bill will also help people avoid a criminal record, allowing them to stay in school or the workforce. Please ask my representative to support Hb 63.”

Step 3: Share this action alert with your supportive friends, family, and neighbors!

We’re more than 80% of the way toward meeting our goal and need your help today. Please contribute toward marijuana law reform! 

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