Not everything’s big in Texas.
In what may be the smallest bore cannabis reform ever, the Lone Star State’s legislature passed a bill to expand the state’s MED program to patients with PTSD and cancer. It also raised the maximum allowed potency from 0.5% THC to 1%, well below the 5% some activists had hoped for.
- It’s not clear whether Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will sign the bill.
- A bill which would have reduced penalties for possession of THC extracts fell short.
- I previously explained the dynamics which make reform in Texas more difficult than in many other conservative states.
In Forbes, Chris Roberts explains how Republican efforts at vote suppression cancel cannabis legalization.
Elsewhere in red states: