HB 2107 Advances Through Texas House of Representatives
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!
If passed into law, this bill will make the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for patients with debilitating medical conditions. With bipartisan support, we are seeing unprecedented support for medical cannabis in the Texas House.
Do you live in the Lone Star State? Or do you have friends or family who live there? TWB highly (pun intended) encourages you to get involved and make your voice heard!!
Here’s How You Can Help
1) Contact your representative to express your support for safe and legal patient access to medical cannabis. Emails, calls, Tweets, and Facebook messages with them tagged are all great ways to politely ask for their support.
2) Email the Calendars Committee and ask them to add HB 2107 to the agenda for a vote. You can email them all easily here.
3) Share this page with your friends and family who support medical cannabis in Texas!