There are 30 days left in the 2021 legislative session and marijuana bills are on the move!
Three bills have been approved by the Texas House, including proposals to reduce penalties for possession (HB 2593, HB 441) and expand access to medical cannabis (HB 1535).
One very good bill has passed the House and Senate! HB 567 adds a new limitation on removals under Family Code, Section 262.116, that testing positive for marijuana use alone is not sufficient for removing a child from his or her home. HB 567 would protect parental rights and is currently awaiting Governor Abbott’s signature!
Other bills making their way through the process: paraphernalia decriminalization (HB 1178), cannabis insurance coverage for state employees (HB 4307), and additional proposals to reduce penalties for marijuana possession (HB 1086, HB 99, HB 3772).
All bills (and descriptions) listed here. Details of HB 1535 here.
ACTION: Ask your senator to support medical cannabis!
Marijuana Penalty Reduction
All bills (and descriptions) listed here. Details on HB 441 here.
ACTION: Ask your senator to support marijuana penalty reduction!
Unfortunately, marijuana legalization bills have not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. Stay tuned for updates.