Jun 282014
 June 28, 2014

austin texas medical marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

The City Council of Austin, Texas has voted to approve a resolution in favor of legalizing medical cannabis. The vote was unanimous.

Although the resolution doesn’t actually legalize medical cannabis, the capital of Texas showing such conclusive support for allowing the medical use of cannabis will certainly have an impact on the state-wide discussion to legalize medical cannabis which is ongoing, with a proposal planned to be discussed in the 2015 legislative session.

Here’s the full text of the approved resolution:

Approve a resolution amending the City’s state legislative agenda to include support for: (1) legislation that would create an affirmative defense to prosecution for patients who are being treated by a licensed physician and who use medical marijuana; or (2) legislation to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

Austin is the 11th most populous city in Texas with a population of roughly 840,00.

Source: TheJointBlog.com

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  • kingfish63

    I LIVE IN TEXAS , I HOPE IT GO,S LEGAL SOON , JOHNNY LAW DOWN HERE LOVES LOCKING UP TEXANS FOR MARIJUANA , LEGALIZE IT, TAX IT, REGULATE IT PROBLEM SOLVED , STOP WAISTING TAX PAYERS MONEY , ON A WAR AGAINST MARIJUANA THAT IS NOT SOLVED ANYTHING ,ITS A WAIST OF TIME MONEY, AND A WAIST OF OR COURT SYSTEM

  • Apparition

    Actually that would be the 11th most populous city in the US. And the 4th most in Texas, behind Houston, San Antonio & Dallas.

    The resolution reflects the prevailing attitude here in Austin, but carries no weight.

    And outside of Travis County, you can still get time for simple possession and serious time for anything more than that.

  • Ron

    Austin is an island of enlightenment in a sea of ignorance known as Texas.

  • Hugh Stoner

    A teenager can get 99 years for edibles. Texas BLOWS big time. But it’s so full of Aholes I gotta think they bring their sorry state on themselves and karmacally deserve it. Not everybody in TX. Mostly the teapartiers.

    • Soulman

      i knew him personally you don’t know anything your talking about yes the sentence was ridiculous but it wasn’t just edibles he had over 250 grams of concentrate.

  • paulsukhu

    Texas residents are not as socially conservative as the stereotype. Just visit any of the major metro areas and to see this first hand. Average Texans are not politically active since the economy has been strong 25 years, allowing the social conservatives to own the microphone and create a false stereotype of Texans. MPP knows this and is taking action.

  • Just say Know

    STOP GOP terrorism against Medical Marijuana patients.
    Republicans are alcoholic Hypocrites, Thugs and Bigots.

  • Johnny

    yeah GOP
    $2,000,000 a month in tax revenue in CO!

  • Evil TEA Partier

    I’m one of those evil TEA Party bigots and I’m for complete legalization – and not for the tax and regulation benefits – just because I’m not into the government being my mommy. Forget the reduction in the prison population, the #1 cash crop of the Mexican cartels evaporating, and the medical benefits, which are all great – the main issue here is my government telling me it knows what’s best for me and sending me to jail to protect me from myself. By the by, I’d say about 95% of my Republican/Conservative/Libertarian, alcoholic, hypocrite, thug, bigots friends agree with me.

  • Don’t worry about it

    I live in austin I’ve been smoking since I was 8; everyone smokes in Texas unless they are a religious nut, a cop, or a fucking alcoholic. Just legalize already so we can reap the rewards instead of the motherfuckers that probably screwed you over and might even rob you.