REP. JESSICA GONZÁLEZ FILES BILL TO ALLOW LOCAL LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS
by: Rep. González, Jessica
Austin, Texas – State Representative Jessica González (D-104) filed legislation that would allow counties and municipalities in Texas to legalize the recreational use of cannabis by order or ordinance.
On Monday, March 8th, Rep. González filed House Bill 3248, which would allow counties and municipalities to adopt an order or ordinance that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis within their jurisdiction. The bill directs the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to adopt all necessary rules for the administration and enforcement of this bill, including licensing, regulation, testing standards, and transportation.
HB 3248 imposes a 10% tax on cannabis products, and revenue is directed as follows: 10% to cannabis regulation, 10% to cannabis testing and quality control, 20% to participating local governments for the purpose of oversight, and the remainder to the Foundation School Fund.
Rep. González issued the following statement: “Sixteen states in America have legalized cannabis and 26 total states have…