Texas Proposals Announced to Reduce Penalty for Cannabis Possession, Legalize Medical Cannabis

With increased momentum for cannabis law reform in Texas due to recent polling finding over 50% of the state to be in support of cannabis legalization, several state lawmakers havetexas announced that they’ll soon be filing proposals to significantly reform the state’s cannabis policies.

State Representative Harold Dutton Jr. has announced that he will soon be filing a proposal to greatly reduce the penalty for the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; under current Texas law, the possession of any amount of cannabis is punishable by a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a potential 6 month jail sentence. Dutton’s proposal would reduce the penalty for cannabis possession – up to an ounce – to a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by only a ticket.

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