HB 2165 - LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA FOR BOTH MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL USAGE SPONSORED BY
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAVID SIMPSON
This bill is scheduled for public hearing in the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Wednesday April 8, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. Details here.
Anyone interested in voicing opinions on this bill may attend the public hearing scheduled in Austin.
The legalization of Marijuana for medical purposes only is a whole other debate. This bill is for complete legalization with no state regulations and if passed would be a huge impact on Texas and our local communities.
Statement from Governor Greg Abbott:
"I don’t think decriminalizing marijuana is going to happen this session,” Abbott said during a news conference. “I will see Texas continuing to lead the way of diverting away from activity that involves drug use and helping people lead more productive lives.”