Tag: Cannabis Decriminalization

Illinois Is One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

Matthew Geiger | @mattg444

The state of Illinois made a significant leap on Tuesday towards legalizing Marijuana for recreational use. The bill, titled “The Cannabis Tax and Regulation Act“,┬ápassed the Illinois State Senate by a 38-17 vote.

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Passes House Vote

Dane Larsen | @_danebailey

This past Monday, April the 29th, marked a turning point in politics in a previously deep red state. A bipartisan Texas marijuana bill concerning marijuana reform passed through the Lone Star State’s House of Representatives. In a landslide vote, H.B. 63 progressed through Congress 98 to 63. This bill would revamp the punishment for someone caught with a personal amount of cannabis for the first time since 1973, a 46 year difference.

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