Tracking: Texas Marijuana Policy | 87th Legislative Session

The 87th Texas Legislature will convene on January 12, but lawmakers have already begun pre-filing 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!

TAKE ACTION: Decriminalization | Medical Cannabis | Legalization

Decriminalization/Penalty Reduction

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

HB 169 by Rep. Senfronia Thompson (Decriminalization)
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 (Decriminalization)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession or delivery of marihuana and marihuana concentrate.

HB 441 by Rep. Erin Zwiener (Decriminalization)
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 (Decriminalization)
Relating to the criminal penalties for possession or delivery of marihuana and marihuana concentrate.

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

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

HB 616 by Rep. Harold Dutton (Decriminalization)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.