A bill for the 2017 legislative session has been pre - filed that would significantly lessen the penalty for possession of an ounce, or less, of marijuana.

Texas NORML posted that the Civil Penalties Bill (HB 81) would:

take possession of 1 once of marijuana or less out of the criminal realm and turn it into a civil offense by eliminating the arrest, jail time, and criminal record associated with low-level marijuana possession.

You can become a co-author of the bill by filling out and submitting this form. This also lets your representatives know that you would like them to support it too. If you don't know who your reps are, find out here.

You can learn more about efforts to legalize marijuana in Texas and also find out about other marijuana related issues by clicking here or by following Texas NORML on Facebook.