Big news for Texas legalization!

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by StonedAgeTimeTraveler, May 9, 2015.

  1. Attention Texans: HB 2165, aka "The bill that would completely and utterly legalize cannabis in the Lone Star State", made it out of committee and will now go before the legislature for a vote.

    So what? Why does this matter?

    Because it wasn't even supposed to make it OUT of committee. In fact, another much MORE likely to be supported medical marijuana bill is being left to die in committee because the committee head is refusing to call for a vote on it, so it will expire in May. This is a big deal, and it means the bill is one step closer to passing.

    It still probably won't pass. The Dems/Republicans will never support it.

    The bill passed with three democratic votes, two republican ones, and is a Republican sponsored bill. This is the best shot at a bipartisan effort Texas is seeing to date, and needs your support to survive!

    If you live in Texas, now is the time to urge your rep to support marijuana reform! Use the following link to find your state representative and senator, and email them, call them, write letters (Hell, do all three!) and voice your support!

    Polls show that nearly 60% of Texans want legalization, but nothing will change until the suits in Austin hear the demand. Go to the following link to find your rep and push for this to happen:

    Come on you apes, do you want to smoke forever!?

    TalonToker Well-Known Member

    I would love to see this go through. I'm in Oklahoma, and a week ago the governor singed a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil for medical use. In doing so, she reiterated how she is completely against legalizing the smoking of mj for either med or rec use. It's an hour and a half long drive for me to get to Texas, so I could make good use of a change of the laws down there. Good luck!
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    MustangStudFarm Well-Known Member

    Did you hear about the petition in Okla?
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    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Native Texan and way old here. You will not live long enough to see legal recreational or even medical in Texas. And I do not even know how old any of you are. I'll still say it. Same for you Okies.

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    My favorite W.C. fields quote: "Twas a woman that drove me down the road to drink..... I never stopped to Thank her."
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    kermit2692 Well-Known Member

    Lol.. We are going to live long enough to see the whole country legalize it.. Barring accidental death
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    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    I'm older than you and maybe a little wiser as to politics. But if it makes you feel better you go right ahead and keep thinking that. Read more and not just about pot and fun things.

    Rrog Well-Known Member

    I agree. The momentum will make it impossible to deny as states all around legalize
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    kermit2692 Well-Known Member

    Your assumption that you're older than me is based on? The fact that I said lol :)... I read plenty and am well educated. Your generation, my father's generation, have already seen this movement fail multiple times when it was supposed to be our moment so I understand your pessimism, however I am quite pessimistic and yet I can confidently bet on the fact that this time is it! The whole world is moving toward legalization in different capacities and when most or every state has a medical or recreation program the federal laws WILL have to change. You are definitely more versed in politics, however I'm well versed in physics, logic, and money. It doesn't take political knowledge to understand that once a budget is allotted nobody wants to give up any the next year, and where is that money coming from, that's right ;) .. This is a financially irreversible move, we will see a snowball effect of legalization measures until there's a change in schedule federally.
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    tripleD Well-Known Member

    I have to agree as well. The perverbial cat's already out of the bag, & marijuana will follow a very similar path to legalization as alcohol did during prohibition I think.
    Hopefully w one distinct difference...,
    Hopefully big corporations won't come along & kill it for the small mom & pop shops! We need to stand strong & unite against the monopolization by big corps of this budding young industry... Forgive the pun, cldn't help myself :P
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    Oregon Gardener Well-Known Member

    We are battling that (big out of state money) in Oregon, right now. We will have to see what happens.
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    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Stand United & fight, fight, FIGHT!!

    Good luck!
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    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Alaska requires anyone investing in, owning or operating a marijuana business be a full-time AK resident.
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    TalonToker Well-Known Member

    Not about anything other than what I mentioned in my previous post in this thread. I have seen various petitions in this state over the years, but so far none have done well. Hopefully, our next governor will have a better, more positive attitude toward mj.

    TalonToker Well-Known Member

    Just 7 or 8 years ago I might have agreed with you. Now, I do not. The closest I can come to agreeing is to say that I do believe (unfortunately) that states such as Oklahoma and Texas might well be among the last to legalize, but I hope that isn't so.
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    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    In a state scared of Syrian widows and orphans? That's okay. I'm a native Texan and an old one. I'll believe it at all when I see it. Great news! Medical in Texas! NOT! Hemp oil was OK'd. And only for seizure patients and it cannot have any THC at all in it.Wow. What a breakthrough. As long as the goddamned Republican party runs Texas you ain't gonna see shit.
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    xtr Active Member

    It cannot be put into words how stupid it is for a plant to be illegal.
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    CoralGrower Well-Known Member

    I live in Texas so I am all about legalization. Like others have said, I will believe it when I see it. Kind of odd as Austin is quite a laid back city.

    Federson Active Member

    Won't happen for a while. This bill made it to calendar, but Texas legislature only meets once every other year and for ~100 days or something like that. This thing will get shot down in 2017 and a new bill will be voted on in 2019.

    MJ will probably be legalized federally before it gets legalized in Texas.
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    dgthumb Well-Known Member

    It did make it to the calendar, but of course they ran out of time before it could even be presented to the floor for a vote (if I remember right)
    I think part of the reason it might take a little longer in Texas then other places is the attempt to repeal the entire prohibition against it where as other states are limiting the amount for personal possession. So yea, we wait for another session.

    Perhaps we should start a campaign to coincide with the start of the new legislature year and picket them every day of the session? Nothing crazy just a well formed group, reminding them of the added income the state could generate.
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