2021 Lege Preview – Are We Ready for Legal Weed? Ambitions inch higher as the Lege finds common ground on cannabis – News

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As another legislative session dawns, lawmakers once again look to lead Texas out of the cannabis policy dark ages, with optimism over the opportunities on deck growing, at least before Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick throws up his usual forcefield blocking anything that expands access to marijuana from the Senate floor.

Last session saw a record 59 bills filed related to cannabis and hemp, but the only one that became law was House Bill 3703, which narrowly expanded what ailments warrant access to Texas’ low-THC (less than 0.5%) medical program. So far, we’ve seen about two dozen prefiled bills that address decriminalization, medical cannabis, hemp…

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