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Texas Rep. Kills Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis, Repeal Cannabis Prohibition

Despite being passed out of their initial committees with bipartisan support, Texas Representative Todd Hunter, Chairman of the House Calender Committee, has effectively killed a bill to decriminalize cannabis, and a bill to repeal cannabis prohibition, refusing to allow the full House of Representatives to debate and consider them. House Bill 507 would have removed …

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Proposal to Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Passes Texas House Committee

In a surprise and historic move, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has approved legislation that would completely repeal cannabis prohibition in the state for those 21 and older, making it legal to possess, cultivate and distribute the plant. House Bill 2165 was approved with bipartisan support, with five committee members voting in favor (two …

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Texas House Committee Passes Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis

For the first time in the state’s history, a legislative committee in Texas has passed a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence approved House Bill 507 with a 4 to 2 vote, moving it to the House Calendars Committee. The proposal, sponsored by Representative Joe …

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Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession Filed in Texas

Texas State Representative Joe Moody introduced House Bill 507 Monday morning, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, making the offense a simply $100 ticket. “Our current marijuana policy in Texas just isn’t working,” says Representative Moody. “We need a new approach that allows …

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