New Marijuana Laws In Texas This Year


The whole of Texas is waiting for 2 major bills to be passed on the usage of Marijuana. Currently, all the states surrounding Texas, even orthodox Oklahoma has decriminalized the usage of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Cannabis has small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, a psychoactive element. Currently, the inhabitants if Texas can use cannabis for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. This current law hinders the use of cannabis to treat a wide array of diseases like HIV, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, cancer, autism, PTSD, etc.

Laws to be passed

House Bill 63/ Senate Bill 156: Decriminalization of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and replacing the current fine with less than or equal to $250. However, those in possession of three or more times the above-said quantity will be fined $500 or less under C misdemeanor. Possession of mire amounts of marijuana is punishable and with no reduction in the penalties.

House Bill 209/Senate Bill 90: Patients with debilitating medical conditions can grow their own cannabis plants and would create licensing processes for clinics and other facilities.

House Bill 551: Allows possession of marijuana concentrate by patients currently using low THC medical cannabis.

Senate Bill 116: industrial hemp production and research will be legalized.

Legalizing these laws will be a huge step for Texans. The new laws ensure that marijuana will not derail someone’s life. It also allows people with marijuana offenses to expunge their charges having a positive effect on their future employment, educational .opportunities, maintaining a driver’s license, etc.

These laws can save thousands of inhabitants of Texas from having life-changing arrests, post-arrest trauma, and incarceration. Twenty four other states have decriminalized the usage of marijuana and have policies that prevent a first-time possessor of small amounts.

of marijuana from being sent to jail. Cannabis in Bremerton is available in most dispensaries legally.