Bill Text: TX SJR8 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-12 - Filed [SJR8 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SJR8-Introduced.html
  86R345 GCB-D
 
  By: Rodríguez S.J.R. No. 8
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the
  possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article III, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 48 to read as follows:
         Sec. 48.  REGULATION OF CANNABIS. (a) In this section,
  "cannabis" means the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or
  not, the seeds of that plant, and every compound, manufacture,
  salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant or its
  seeds.
         (b)  The legislature by law shall authorize and regulate the
  possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis in this state. 
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 3, 2020.
  The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment directing the
  legislature to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation,
  and sale of cannabis."
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