July 5, 2022

Texas Cannabis Laws: 

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By: Kimberly Calderon 

Texas is one of the many states that has legalized the use of medical marijuana but recreational marijuana remains illegal. Could this be something that could change in 2022? 

Although the majority of the state of Texas advocates for the legalization of recreational marijuana, the steps to achieve that are not as simple because of the steps that need to be taken by the state and country’s government. According to the Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has previously stated his opinion where he said: “Small possession of marijuana is not the type of violation that we want to stockpile jails with” (Fechter 2022). This statement could just be Governor Abbott trying to appease the general public to improve his rating and make him more liked, but there is also the possibility that statements like this could mean possible changes to Texas cannabis laws in the near future. 

Gavel and marijuana. Concept about drug vs justice.

The future for Texas cannabis laws is still uncertain, but by making the topic of cannabis more accessible and eliminating the stigma behind cannabis through conversation there is hope for possible change through further conversation and advocating.

Marijuana in a jar. Cannabis joint. Medical or recreative
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