Andrea Steel will speak on “What can Texas Learn from other states?” at the Texas Marijuana Policy Conference, on November 21, 2020.
In 1996, California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then 35 additional states followed suit and 15 states have chosen to repeal marijuana prohibition entirely, legalizing responsible adult use of the plant.Texas is late to the table, but increasingly, lawmakers are considering the prospect of meaningful reform. We have the benefit of learning from other states’ mistakes and implementing policy that works for Texas.
Andrea and fellow panelists will discuss Texas’ opportunities and key provisions that should be included in legislation, including reasonable levels of taxation, social equity programs, and product diversity.