Archive for February, 2009

Medical marijuana could be a reality for Texas

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

As explained in this article, a medical marijuana bill has been filed in the Texas House of Representatives. Here is the full text of the bill.

How to help this bill pass (courtesy of Texas NORML):

On February 12, 2009, HB 164 was officially assigned to the Public Health Committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The most exciting part of this committee assignment is that the bill’s author, Rep. Elliott Naishtat (Austin), has been assigned to be Vice Chair of the committee! Also, HB 164 has picked up a co-author, Rep. Lon Burnam (Ft. Worth). If you, or someone you know, uses marijuana for a serious medical condition, and are willing to submit testimony to the Public Health Committee, please contact us as soon as possible (josh@texasnorml.org, 512-585-3846) so that we can coordinate an effective lobbying effort for HB 164.
Who to contact:
House Committee on Public Health – Phone: (512) 463-0806
Contact your representatives and tell them to support this bill. To find out who your State Representatives and Senators are, go here. Enter your address in the “Who Represents Me?” box at the bottom right side of the page.

Full text of the California legalization bill

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, the Californians have introduced a bill which would allow for legalized and taxed marijuana. Here’s the full text of the bill, in case you’re interested in reading it.

If you’re joining us after a couple bowls, which is more than likely the case, here’s a handy diagram showing what needs to happen for this bill to pass (click for big):

how a bill becomes law