Lawmakers fail to schedule medical marijuana bill

More than 70 representatives signed on as co-authors of HB 2107

By Erica Hernandez - Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A long fight for advocates to pass a medical marijuana bill has ended.

HB 2107 died on Tuesday after no action was taken on the bill by the House Calendars Committee.

Last week the bill had gotten a lot of support when over 70 representatives signed on as co-authors of the bill to expand the current Texas Compassionate Use Act.

While expanding medical marijuana use in Texas has ended, there is still a chance for decriminalization of marijuana to happen.

HB 81 will head to the House on Thursday.

This bill would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a $250 civil fine and there would be no arrest.

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