In December, Texas State Representative Joe Moody introduced a new bill that would substantially lower the penalty of possession of small amounts of marijuana. As it stands, an adult caught with up to two ounces of the drug risks up to six months in prison and a $2,000 fine. If the new bill passes it would change the sentence to a $100 fine and no jail time.
According to this Time article, the bill is being championed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), which spearheaded the successful effort to legalize marijuana in Colorado. MPP also is supporting efforts to introduce bills that would legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Whatever our lawmakers decide, we at Phoenix House Texas will continue to provide quality treatment for Texans who are struggling with marijuana addiction
We are committed to assisting the community in providing both prevention services and treatment options for men, women, and teens.
Every day, Phoenix House Texas helps adolescents and adults who are suffering from addiction in Austin, Dallas, and Houston. With our master’s level clinicians and individualized programming, we provide a safe environment for those affected by marijuana addiction and help them move from disrupted to productive lives. Find out more about our programs and services, or call us today at: 888 671 9392.