‘Monumental’: Texas House Passes Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, Penalty Reduction And Expungement

By Maureen Meehan, Benzinga on April 26, 2023

Texas’s House of Representatives passed a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis on Wednesday in a voice vote. The bill still requires a second reading, which is a formality, before heading to the Senate for further consideration, reported local media.

House Bill 3652, filed by Rep. Joe Moody, a Democrat from El Paso, will allow adults over 21 to use, possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis. The bill would also allow people to cultivate up to 12 cannabis plants on their property.

The legislation facilitates an expungement process for those with criminal records for the possession of up to two ounces.

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