We have been monitoring various State Congresses across the U.S. and what cannabis policy-related bills they have circulating through them this legislative session. One of the biggest surprises for me personally is legislative action and support we are seeing in the state of Texas. We are thrilled to share the news we got today about HB 2107 from the Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy when they posted this:
Medical cannabis has unprecedented support in the Texas House. Now what?
Last Tuesday night, the Public Health committee considered public testimony in support of HB 2107 until nearly 2 a.m. Patients, including military veterans, caregivers, and medical professionals shared their stories and experiences with an attentive and thoughtful committee. The next day, the legislation gained significant traction, jumping from five to over 70 representatives signing on as either joint or co-authors. (Currently 77 co-authors.)
On Friday, the Public Health Committee who voted to advance HB 2107 with an historic vote of 7-2!
Now, the bill is in the hands of the Calendars Committee, which will decide if it gets a vote before the entire House of Representatives!