Because it wasn’t even supposed to make it OUT of committee. In fact, another much MORE likely to be supported medical marijuana bill is being left to die in committee because the committee head is refusing to call for a vote on it, so it will expire in May. This is a big deal, and it means the bill is one step closer to passing.
It still probably won’t pass. The Dems/Republicans will never support it.
The bill passed with three democratic votes, two republican ones, and is a Republican sponsored bill. This is the best shot at a bipartisan effort Texas is seeing to date, and needs your support to survive!
If you live in Texas, now is the time to urge your rep to support marijuana reform! Use the following link to find your state representative and senator, and email them, call them, write letters (Hell, do all three!) and voice your support!
Polls show that nearly 60% of Texans want legalization, but nothing will change until the suits in Austin hear the demand. Go to the following link to find your rep and push for this to happen: