Tracking: Texas Marijuana Policy | 87th Legislative Session

The 87th Texas Legislature is in session until May 31 and lawmakers have already filed more than two dozen bills relating to cannabis!

Follow this page to track the progress of cannabis legislation and take action to ensure that your representative and senator know about your support for reform!

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Penalty Reduction for Possession

HB 99 by Rep. Steve Toth (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the possession of two ounces or less of marihuana; authorizing a fee.

HB 169 by Rep. Senfronia Thompson (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of Penalty Group 1 controlled substances and marihuana.

HB 439 by Rep. Terry Canales (Penalty Reduction – Concentrates)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession or delivery of marihuana and marihuana concentrate.

HB 441 by Rep. Erin Zwiener (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain marihuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession offenses; imposing a fee.

SB 151 by Sen. Nathan Johnson (Penalty Reduction – Concentrates)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession or delivery of marihuana and marihuana concentrate.

HB 498 by Rep. Gene Wu (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.

HB 585 by Rep. Sheryl Cole (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of marihuana.

HB 616 by Rep. Harold Dutton (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession of two grams or less of marihuana.

SCR 1 by Sen. Nathan Johnson (No DL Suspension for MJ)
Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law, under a federal mandate, that automatically suspends the driver’s license of an individual who is convicted of certain offenses.

HB 1086 by Rep. Joe Moody (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for certain criminal offenses.

HB 1609 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession of marihuana.

SB 652 by Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for delivery and possession of marihuana and citations given for those offenses.

HB 1954 by Rep. Harold Dutton (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances.

HB 2593 by Rep. Joe Moody (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the criminal penalties for the possession of certain tetrahydrocannabinols under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 2568 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the manufacture, delivery, and possession of certain tetrahydrocannabinols under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 3169 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the substances listed in Penalty Group 2 under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 3170 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Penalty Reduction)
Relating to the mandatory placement on deferred adjudication community supervision of certain defendants charged with possession of certain substances listed in Penalty Group 2 under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 1175 by Sen. Nathan Johnson
(Penalty Reduction – Flower and Concentrates)
Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain criminal offenses involving the possession or delivery of marihuana and cannabis concentrate or possession of drug paraphernalia; imposing a fee; authorizing a fine.

HB 3772 by Rep. James White
(Penalty Reduction – Flower and Concentrates)
Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain criminal offenses involving the possession or delivery of marihuana and cannabis concentrate or possession of drug paraphernalia; imposing a fee; authorizing a fine.

Medical Cannabis

SB 90 by Sen. José Menéndez (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 43 by Rep. Alex Dominguez (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain eligible medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations; changing a fee.

HB 94 by Rep. Ron Reynolds (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 567 by Rep. James Frank (Securing Parental Rights for Patients)
Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 190 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (Securing Parental Rights for Patients)
Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 809 by Rep. Julie Johnson (Medical Cannabis for PTSD)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

SB 250 by Sen. Carol Alvarado (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients for whom a physician determines medical use is the best available treatment for the patient’s medical condition or symptoms and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

HB 1001 by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (Low-THC Cannabis for PTSD)
Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by certain patients with post-traumatic stress disorder under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

SB 327 by Sen. Eddie Lucio II (Low-THC Cannabis for PTSD)
Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by certain patients with post-traumatic stress disorder under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

HB 1109 by Rep. Alex Dominguez (Medical Cannabis for PTSD)
Relating to the use of medical cannabis by veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and the licensing of associated cultivating or dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

HB 1233 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to prescribing low-THC cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Program.

HB 1982 by Rep. Leo Pacheco (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to the prescription and dispensing of medical cannabis; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee.

HB 2932 by Rep. Harold Dutton (Securing Parental Rights for Patients)
Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1535 by Rep. Stephanie Klick (Expanded Low-THC Access)
Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions and the establishment of compassionate-use institutional review boards to evaluate and approve proposed research programs to study the medical use of low-THC cannabis in the treatment of certain patients.

HB 3137 by Rep. Lyle Larson (Medical Cannabis Research)
Relating to a medical cannabis research program.

SB 1440 by Sen. Donna Campbell (Low-THC Cannabis for PTSD)
Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

HB 4307 by Rep. Eddie Lucio III
(Cannabis Insurance Coverage for State Employees)
Relating to coverage for low-THC cannabis under certain group benefit plans for governmental employees.

SB 2040 by Sen. José Menéndez (Medical Cannabis)
Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, delivery, sale, and research of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain medical conditions and the licensing of medical cannabis organizations; authorizing fees.

Legalization for Adult Use

HB 447 by Rep. Joe Moody (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, testing, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of taxes and fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense.

SB 140 by Sen. Roland Gutierrez (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, testing, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of taxes and fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense; to border security enhancement projects and the creation of a fund to pay for those projects; to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations.

SB 269 by Sen. Royce West (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, sale, testing, transportation, delivery, transfer, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products and the allocation of tax revenue derived from cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3248 by Rep. Jessica González (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, sale, testing, transportation, delivery, transfer, possession, use, and taxation of cannabis and cannabis products and local regulation of cannabis establishments; authorizing the imposition of fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense; imposing a tax.

SB 1345 by Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, sale, testing, transportation, delivery, transfer, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4089 by Rep. James Talarico (Legalization)
Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, sale, testing, transportation, delivery, transfer, possession, use, and taxation of cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense; imposing a tax.

Hemp

HB 307 by Rep. Nicole Collier (Affirmative Defense)
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the possession of certain consumable hemp products containing a controlled substance or marihuana.

HB 3948 by Rep. Tracy King (Hemp Regulations)
Relating to the production and regulation of hemp and consumable hemp products; providing administrative penalties; imposing and authorizing fees; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1778 by Sen. Charles Perry (Hemp Regulations)
Relating to the production and regulation of hemp and consumable hemp products; providing administrative penalties; imposing and authorizing fees; creating a criminal offense.

Constitutional Amendments

SJR 16 by Sen. Sarah Eckhardt
(Constitutional Amendment: Legalization)
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

HJR 13 by Rep. Terry Canales (Constitutional Amendment: Legalization)
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

HJR 28 by Rep. Lyle Larson
(Constitutional Amendment: Medical Cannabis)
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

HJR 11 by Rep. Ron Reynolds
(Constitutional Amendment: Medical Cannabis)
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

Miscellaneous

HB 413 by Rep. Ken King (Drug Test for Food Assistance)
Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 859 by Rep. Nicole Collier
(Expungement for Decriminalized Misdemeanor Offenses)
Relating to the expunction of all records and files related to arrests for certain decriminalized misdemeanor offenses.

HB 1108 by Rep. Alex Dominguez (Licensing Requirements)
Relating to the eligibility of an individual to be issued a license to operate as a dispensing organization under the Texas Compassionate-Use Act, or to act as a director, manager, or employee of a dispensing organization, based on a criminal history background check.

HB 1178 by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (Paraphernalia Decriminalization)
Relating to removing criminal penalties for the possession of drug paraphernalia under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 1694 by Rep. John Raney (Affirmative Defense)
Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 1735 by Rep. Gene Wu
(No Enhancement Charges for MJ Possession)
Relating to criminal penalties for possession offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 811 by Sen. Charles Schwertner (Affirmative Defense)
Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

SB 947 by Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (Affirmative Defense)
Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of a controlled substance, marihuana, a dangerous drug, an abusable volatile chemical, or drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 3149 by Rep. John Bucy (Drug Testing State Employees)
Relating to drug testing and prescription drug policies and certain legal protections for employees and independent contractors of state agencies and political subdivisions and for other persons regarding the medical use of low-THC cannabis and hemp.

HB 3174 by Rep. Ray Lopez (Employment)
Relating to certain peace officer hiring policies regarding applicants with a history of marihuana use.

HB 3425 by Rep. Shelby Slawson (Drug Testing for Food Assistance)
Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 4171 by Rep. Mayes Middleton (Drug Testing Legislators)
Relating to drug testing members of the legislature to establish or maintain eligibility for membership in the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.