Constitutional Amendment: Bill Filed to Legalize Marijuana in Texas

Last Friday, HJR 46 joined six other decriminalization bills,  SJR 17 and SJR 18; each of which is attempting to roll out meaningful marijuana reform in the great State of Texas. If passed, HJR 46 would legalize and regulate the recreational sale and consumption of marijuana within the Lone Star State via a constitutional amendment.

Texas requires a two-thirds supermajority in both chambers of the Texas State Legislature to advance this type of proposed constitutional amendment to the ballot. Currently, residents of the border state face a $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail for getting caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

Filed last week, HJR 46 seeks a “constitutional amendment directing the legislature to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.”

Provided HJR 46 makes it through the arduous legislative process — Texas is one of sixteen states with a two-thirds majority requirement — the proposed constitutional amendment would be submitted to the voters on November 6, 2018.

Provided HJR 46 makes it through the arduous legislative process — Texas is one of sixteen states with a two-thirds majority requirement — the proposed constitutional amendment would be submitted to the voters on November 6, 2018.

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Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I’m a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don’t drink alcohol or consume any other “drugs.” I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I’d be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) … I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

Personally I will be amazed if they get any of these passed especially an amendment.

legalized or not I will not consume any more or any less. you would think the powers that be would open there eyes to this fact and stop listen to the voice of the R/X companies that will lose the sales of a lot of addicting drugs. wake up America