“APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor ‘possession of marijuana’ offenses.”
Texas NORML will be kicking off the Lone Star State’s 2019 legislative session with several events. From planning a meet and greet with state lawmakers and organizing an advocacy workshop, to hosting a lobby day that’s expected to draw hundreds of Texans from all corners of the state, it’s going to be a very busy and exciting year for marijuana law reform advocates!
Members of Texas NORML are energized and hopeful for meaningful marijuana law reforms after the 2018 midterm elections where twelve incumbents were replaced with Freshman in the House and two in the Senate. State lawmakers have begun introducing legislation for consideration during the upcoming 2019 Texas legislative session.
One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. “Representative Pete Sessions was the single greatest impediment in the US House to the passage of common-sense, voter-supported marijuana law reform measures,” NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said. “His departure opens the door for the possibility of House lawmakers in 2019 enacting a number of significant, NORML-endorsed policy changes.”
Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according to polling data released yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District.
NORML Comments on the Murder of Botham Jean in Texas. Attempts to slander victim because of marijuana possession an egregious and disgusting act.
It is important that we keep our lobbying efforts alive and sustain the work we are doing at the Capitol and across the state. There will be major opportunities in front of us that we must be ready to capitalize on.
We learned a lot. We are carbon pressed to diamonds. We must continue to slice away at prohibition!
HB 81, to decriminalize marijuana from jail time to a simple ticket, will be heard by the full Texas House.