Greg Abbott (R)


Took Office 2015
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: D

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Abbott signed legislation into law, House Bill 3703, greatly expanding the pool of patients eligible to participate in the state’s CBD access program. That program licenses providers to produce and dispense plant-derived CBD products. In October, however, the Texas Department of Public Safety abruptly ceased accepting licenses for those seeking to dispense CBD products to qualified patients. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



Governor Abbott has expressed a willingness to consider legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, but has also publicly criticized efforts by some local District Attorneys to cease filing cannabis possession prosecutions. (Link)

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