Texas: It’s cannabis week at the Capitol!

It’s going to be a busy week at the Capitol with three cannabis-related hearings!

Supporters of reform can submit public comment through an online portal to express support, voice opposition, or share concerns with the committee(s). Follow this Facebook event page for live updates.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1pm – Marijuana Penalty Reduction
On Tuesday, April 6th, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will meet to consider a number of marijuana bills, which aim to reduce penalties for possession. The meeting will begin at 1pm or upon adjournment of the House. Find more info here, including a breakdown of the bills, the link to submit public comment online, and a link to the livestream.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8am – Medical Cannabis
The House Public Health Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 7th to consider HB 1535, a bill intended to improve access to medical cannabis. The meeting will begin at 8am at the Texas Capitol and will be live streamed here. More information available here, including an overview of the bill, our recommendations for improvement, a link to the livestream, and the link to submit public comment online.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8am – Consumable Hemp
This Thursday at 8am, the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee will meet to consider HB 3948, which impacts the regulation and production of hemp and consumable hemp products in Texas. Find more information here, including an excellent analysis from Ritter and Spencer law firm, a link to the livestream, and a link to the online portal for public comment.

Follow this Facebook event page for live updates throughout the week!

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