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Texas legislation to decriminalize marijuana and allow cannabis as an opioid substitute for dying pain patients in the Senate

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Bills passed by the House of Representatives to decriminalize marijuana, facilitate expulsion and allow chronic pain patients access to medical cannabis as an opioid alternative, are officially dead for the year with Senate leadership refusing to put the measures forward for consideration before the end of the legislative session on Monday.

Advocates had hoped the Senate would be more willing to make modest reforms in this session than it has been in the past, but Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R), who presides over the chamber, continued what was effectively a years-long blockade on cannabis legislation by not paying the bills. to ground.

Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would be Removing the risk of arrest or imprisonment for low-level cannabis possession And finally allowing people to erase cannabis cases from their criminal records.

The room was really nice Similar proposals to decriminalize cannabis have passed During the past two legislative sessions, in 2021 and 2019. But so far Proposals were constantly stalled in the Senate Against Patrick.

bill this year, HB 218combined two separate measures from the most recent previous session, both of which passed the full House.

He would have had up to one ounce of marijuana

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