2017 has been a great year for marijuana users in the USA, as weed was legalized in many states. However, Texas doesn’t seem too keen on legalizing it, despite what some articles on the Internet stated (they were pranks, by the way).
At the moment, there is one regulation for the use of medical cannabis: only people with severe epilepsy are allowed to use it. In 2017, there we like 11 bills aimed at making medical weed, as well as its recreational counterpart, legal.
Needless to say, those didn’t pass. Texans might not get their weed anytime soon, unfortunately.
Why Don’t They Legalize Weed Already?
The reasons for this are largely unknown, but one of them might be the fact that not enough stories about the success of medical weed have reached the ears of the Texan lawmakers.
Moreover, there weren’t many workshops dealing with the issue of cannabis and its health benefits. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to get medical kush even if you’re eligible for it. Read Instructions to Getting a License for Medical Cannabis.
You need to jump through a lot of hoops to get it. For starters, you must suffer from severe epilepsy. The first marijuana dispensary in Texas was opened in Schulenburg at the end of 2017. A 6-year-old girl was given medical marijuana to treat her epilepsy — making her the first person in the state to legally obtain a cannabis product.
Even though there were a lot of bills in 2017 and a lot of people still make plenty of efforts in convincing lawmakers to change their minds, we might not see marijuana legalized in Texas until the middle of 2018.
What Does the Future Hold?
Unfortunately, there isn’t any news concerning the future of marijuana legalization in 2018. If more states regulate and decriminalize it, Texas lawmakers might not have any other choice but to do so, too.
It’s less likely that weed will be legal all over the US but still illegal in Texas, so perhaps Texans shouldn’t lose hope yet. Here’s a slight silver lining: if cops catch you with less than 4 ounces of weed in your possession, you won’t go to jail.
You’ll go to court instead, as well as be given a ticket. However, this is possible only if you live in Dallas. Sorry to burst the smallest bubble.
At the moment, it truly seems that all states are on the right track when it comes to legalizing this medical plant. 2018 might just be a better year than 2017 in this respect.
Even though Texas has been very stubborn every time the issue of legalizing weed was proposed, maybe 2018 will be a good year for Texans. We certainly hope they’ll get the law they need, deserve and have a right to.
This was sad news, indeed, but this is how things work in Texas, at the moment. While you are waiting to Learn About Marijuana E-Learning Community.