Proposed rules would kill Texas’ medical marijuana program before it begins!
Changes would include millions of dollars in fees and impossible-to-comply-with requirements.
Protest this government overreach.
Regulators at the Texas Department of Public Safety have proposed outrageous amendments to their medical marijuana rules. Newly proposed fees and reporting requirements would all but ensure the program could not operate.
Incredibly, under the proposed rules, application and licensing fees for the first 24 months would go from $12,000 to over $2.25 million! While the Texas Department of Safety has presented a sensible approach to regulations until now, this shocking increase is simply unknown in any other medical marijuana state. The program, already limited to low-THC cannabis for seizure patients, simply couldn’t sustain its own burdensome costs. Critically, even if it could operate, patients could not afford the medical marijuana such an over-burdened system would produce.
In addition, cultivators would also be required to comply with federal laws related to interstate transport, despite the fact that all medical marijuana is federally illegal!
State bureaucrats should not be allowed to deny access to medical marijuana to patients they are supposed to help. Please make your voice heard right now. Then, forward this message to friends, family, and supporters in Texas. By clicking the link, you will email the DPS (Department of Public Safety), Governor Abbott and you current Texas State Senator and Texas State Representative.
These rules are not final and we have the ability to influence change in them before they are officially adopted. Please take action now! Please also support our work in reforming laws and tracking the Texas Compassionate Use program by becoming a member, donating or becoming a sustaining lobby donor.
Your Texas NORML Team