According to a poll released today by Quinnipiac University, by a 2-1 margin, Texas voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
This new poll reiterates what we have known for some time — Texans are ready for reform!
With bi-partisan support, Chairman Joseph Moody has taken a leadership role on this subject, introducing a “civil penalties” bill during the last two legislative sessions. The proposal would institute a civil citation to replace the arrest, jail time, and criminal record currently associated with small amounts of marijuana.
Last year, Chairman Moody’s bill passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and was scheduled for a vote by the Texas House of Representatives, but was beat by the clock. Our Texas Legislature will reconvene in January, offering advocates another chance to pass meaningful reform in the Lone Star State.
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