Demand Responsible Medical Marijuana Policy in Texas

The Texas Legislature needs to expand the compassionate use program to benefit the health of more Texans and pass legislation that decriminalizes small possessions.

There is bipartisan support for the legalization of sensible medical marijuana use and we need to ensure the Texas Legislature prioritizes this critical legislation.

Texas already has a compassion use program that allows medical marijuana to be prescribed for a very small subset of patients, but we need a more inclusive program that provides quality health care for all Texans who would benefit from this policy.

Criminal penalties for marijuana possession are costly and unfair. Far too many Texans are criminalized and placed in our county jails for possessing small amounts of marijuana.  Decriminalizing would allow for small possessions to be treated like a traffic ticket - a fine paid by the offender and no jail time - reserving tax funded services for serious crime.

Sign your name now and join the thousands of Texans speaking out in support of marijuana reform. Your signature tells your State Representative to vote YES on HB 1365 and HB 63.

Background

According to Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, 84% of Texas voters believe seriously ill patients should be allowed to use marijuana medicinally if their doctors prescribe it. Our Texas lawmakers need to take action now to support expanding our compassionate use program.

69% of voters in Texas support a change in the law to limit punishment for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuna to a fine of $250 without jail time bringing penalties down from six months of jail time and a $2,000 fine. A bipartisan bill, HB 1365, would legalize medical cannabis for use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and allow the licensing of dispensing organizations as well as testing facilities.

HB 63 would reduce civil and criminal penalties has bipartisan support and is on it’s way to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives

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    Background

    According to Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, 84% of Texas voters believe seriously ill patients should be allowed to use marijuana medicinally if their doctors prescribe it. Our Texas lawmakers need to take action now to support expanding our compassionate use program.

    69% of voters in Texas support a change in the law to limit punishment for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuna to a fine of $250 without jail time bringing penalties down from six months of jail time and a $2,000 fine. A bipartisan bill, HB 1365, would legalize medical cannabis for use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and allow the licensing of dispensing organizations as well as testing facilities.

    HB 63 would reduce civil and criminal penalties has bipartisan support and is on it’s way to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives