Senator-elect files bill to legalize marijuana in the state of Texas
(KLTV) – A newly-elected senator in Texas has filed a bill that would legalize marijuana and medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
Senator-elect Roland Gutierrez announced on Monday the filing of Senate Bill 140. Guiterrez said in a tweet that his bill would raise $3.2 billion and create 30,000 new jobs without the need to raise taxes.
Texas will be facing tremendous budgetary challenges next session. My bill would create 30,000 new jobs for our state and produce $3.2 billion in new revenue WITHOUT raising taxes on everyday Texans!
It’s time to join 38 other states and #LegalizeIt!https://t.co/eOVE9O62JE
The bill would allow Texans to possess up to 2.5 ounces on their person at any one time and grow up to 12 plants for personal use. Licensed retail businesses would be able to sell marijuana and products containing THC, the main intoxicating substance in cannabis, to adults over 21.
Senator-elect Roland Gutierrez announced on Monday plans to file Senate Bill 140.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
Early Voting: October 13-30, 2020
Election Day: November 3, 2020
In Texas, citizen-initiated ballot propositions are not allowed, so elected officials at the state and federal levels are responsible for upholding or reforming current marijuana laws. Elections offer an opportunity for voters to decide who will represent them when these decisions are made.
Make sure your voice is heard!
3) We surveyed candidates seeking to represent you in the Texas House, Texas Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate. Review our Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide to find out where the candidates stand on this important issue:
State Candidate Survey Questions:
- Allow patients with debilitating medical conditions (e.g. cancer, chronic pain, PTSD) to access full-spectrum medical cannabis , with physicians making dosing decisions.
- Make low-level possession of marijuana punishable by a fine, but no jail time, and an opportunity to avoid a criminal record .
- Allow adults 21+ to possess limited amounts of marijuana and establish a legal market.
- States should be able to carry out their own marijuana policies without federal interference.
Federal Candidate Survey Questions:
- Deschedule cannabis , removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and allowing domestic cannabis research .
- Veterans Administration doctors should be allowed to recommend cannabis to treat service-related injuries .
- State-licensed cannabis businesses should have legal access to the banking system to avoid doing business in cash.
- States should be able to carry out their own marijuana policies without interference from the federal government.
Vote for candidates that support your views!
Election Day is November 3, 2020!
This voter guide is being compiled, published, and funded by members of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to:
- Promoting honest, fact-based dialogue regarding marijuana use and the negative effects of its criminalization.
- Removing penalties for adults’ possession of marijuana for personal use.
- Allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to safely obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
Texas NORML originated the guide in 2012, and we’d like to thank them for their collaboration on this project. Our goal is to help voters make educated decisions when they go to the polls to vote in the 2020 General Election.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy Early Voting: October 13-30, 2020 Election Day: November 3, 2020 In Texas, citizen-initiated ballot propositions are not allowed, so elected