Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A little something for my Texas Tokers...


(Not medical, but it was the only pic I could find, haha)

"HB 902, the decriminalization bill introduced by Rep. Dutton, has been scheduled for a hearing this Wednesday, April 8th. If you are interested in sharing your testimony with the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, please take some time today and tomorrow to put your opinions on this bill into words.

The hearing is scheduled for 2 pm in room E-2028 in our State Capitol Building.
Remember, HB 902 would reduce the penalty of possession of under ONE OUNCE to a class C misdemeanor. The penalty for 1-2 ounces would remain the same. The bill also addresses issues regarding occupational driver’s licenses. read the full text of the bill HERE.

The Texas Legislature only meets for 140 days every other year. Similar bills have been introduced over the last few sessions, with no success. Please help us ensure that this bill receives the attention it deserves by attending this hearing and offering your testimony."

I hope you guys go out and make yourselves heard, especially those of you who are on financial aid, because this can seriously effect you. I f you're caught with marijuana as the laws stand today, you could lose all federal/state financial aid. It's law that if you are convicted on drug charges you notify the FAFSA and typically, they will revoke your aid.

Get out there!!


lollers said...


Is it still under consideration or did they make a decision today?

emoney said...

I was going to comment on your wall but i figured you'd have class. Your best bet is to contact the state reps and voice your support at this point, check out the Texas NORML site, they'll probably have some prefilled form you can add your name to and email to the senators/reps.