Last week, Texas Representative Jessica Gonzales filed a bill that could legalize recreational cannabis. House Bill 1937 would allow counties and municipalities to legalize recreational marijuana in their own jurisdictions.
The bill would also put a 10% tax on recreational marijuana products. Representative Gonzales believes that local communities should be able to decide the legality of recreational cannabis for themselves.
At this time, 37 states have launched their own medical marijuana programs and 21 states have already legalized it entirely. House Bill 1937 would allow residents 21 and over to purchase small amounts of recreational marijuana in their counties.
The bill also proposed revenue allocation for recreational marijuana:
10% to marijuana regulation
10% for testing and quality control
20% to local governments for oversight
The remainder to the Foundation School Fund
There is no telling whether this bill will pass or not, as it depends on our lawmakers. If you want to see recreational cannabis legalized in Texas, the best thing you can do is contact your lawmakers and let them know how you feel!
We hope that Texas will expand its medical marijuana program soon and allow patients access to the medicine and relief they deserve.
Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Texas
Although Texas does have a medical marijuana program, it’s too restrictive to fully meet the needs of Texas patients. There are only three dispensing organizations in the entire state and over 37,000 patients.
It is also estimated that this number will increase by 300% by the end of 2023. With the growing number of medical marijuana patients, we are hopeful that Texas lawmakers will push for the expansion of the program even further.
There are two things you can do today to lend a hand to the expansion of Texas’ medical marijuana program.
First, let your state representatives know how you feel about Texas’ overly restrictive medical marijuana program. Second, support the cause by finding out if you qualify for a Texas Marijuana Card, and get one if you do.
Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our qualified, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you the moment the law changes.
You’ll meet with your doctor virtually using your smartphone or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together, you’ll discuss your qualifying condition and how you might benefit from medical marijuana, all without leaving your home. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!
Doctors Who Care.
Relief You Can Trust.
At Texas Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.