The Politics of Marijuana: What's in Store for Texas

Mar 16, 2019

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Recording: The Politics of Marijuana: What's in Store for Texas, Mar 16, 2019

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

March 2019 will be the peak of Texas' legislative session. We will examine the politics of marijuana in the Lone Star State: Is it being mentioned at a hot-button issue in 2019 or is it falling to the wayside — again? What's at stake if the state decides to decriminalize marijuana or expand its medicinal use? And will Texas ever legalize marijuana for recreational use? With shifting political calculus and public opinion toward the plant changing, will that affect what lawmakers do in regards to marijuana policy? There's reason to believe that marijuana — and talks of some sort of legalization — will come about in Texas in either 2019 or 2021. This panel will examine where Texas is at now and what a changing national tone regarding marijuana policy could mean for Texas.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Heather Fazio

Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

AJ 'Andy' Louderback

Jackson County Sheriff

Jose Menendez

State of Texas Senate

Alexandra Samuels

The Texas Tribune

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Cannabusiness presented by Leafly

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Intermediate