Demand Republicans Take a Vote on Marijuana Bill

Sign your name to tell Texas Senators and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick that Rep. Joe Moody’s bill to reduce penalties for marijuana possession should get a vote.

Currently, Texans face a $2,000 fine and up to six months in jail for small marijuana possessions. Criminal penalties like these for marijuana possession are costly and unfair.

A monumental piece of legislation was just passed in the Texas House that has the power to keep thousands of Texans able to pursue jobs without discrimination, out of jail, and out of the poverty that exists after incarceration.

Unfortunately, our Lt. Gov. refuses to take a vote on the bill in the Senate.

Sign our petition to call on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to take a vote on Moody’s bill.

Background

On Monday, the Texas House passed Rep. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63, which if made into law, would treat possession of one ounce or less of marijuana like a traffic ticket by lowering the penalty from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared HB 63 “dead in the Texas Senate” in a tweet. Patrick would rather Texans continue to go to prison and waste taxpayer dollars instead of taking a hint from states across the country that have spearheaded successful reform on this issue.

According to a poll from The Texas Politics Project from February of this year, a majority of Texans believe that at the very least, possession of small amounts of marijuana for any purpose should be legal. We must hold lawmakers accountable when their decisions are not in the best interest of Texans.

Sign your name now and join the thousands of Texans speaking out in support of marijuana reform.

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    Background

    On Monday, the Texas House passed Rep. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63, which if made into law, would treat possession of one ounce or less of marijuana like a traffic ticket by lowering the penalty from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.

    Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared HB 63 “dead in the Texas Senate” in a tweet. Patrick would rather Texans continue to go to prison and waste taxpayer dollars instead of taking a hint from states across the country that have spearheaded successful reform on this issue.

    According to a poll from The Texas Politics Project from February of this year, a majority of Texans believe that at the very least, possession of small amounts of marijuana for any purpose should be legal. We must hold lawmakers accountable when their decisions are not in the best interest of Texans.

    Sign your name now and join the thousands of Texans speaking out in support of marijuana reform.