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

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.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate