HOUSTON, Texas, April 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A proposal to reduce penalties for marijuana possession in Texas received bipartisan approval from the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday and will soon be scheduled for a full vote in the House.
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A bill that would reduce the penalties for the possession of marijuana in Texas got a hearing Monday.
Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.
A local advocacy group is looking to educate the public on the movement to reform the marijuana laws in Texas.
Texas is considered another “jewel” in the legalization crown for several reasons. Not only is marijuana possession for any reason still criminalized, but the state is directly in the path of cartel traffic via Mexico.