Politician Info
A Joe Moody (D - TX) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Representative Joe Moody will very likely author the bill that decriminalizes marijuana early next year in Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf As chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee he is drafting legislation to hold Governor Abbott to his word about decriminalizing marijuana during the upcoming January 2019 legislative session. https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/11/texas-joe-moody-criminal-justice-legislature-marijuana/ Texas Tribune: “Will you be introducing your civil penalty bill again?” Moody: “Yes, civil penalties will be the first bill I file this coming session.” But because he is focused on a realistic decrim bill does not mean he won’t support full marijuana legalization: Texas Tribune: “What impact would the legalization of marijuana have on the projected prison population?” Moody: Legalization isn't something I've proposed — although I would probably support it — and not something I think has a chance of passing. Decriminalization in lieu of a civil penalty, however, would save us over $700 million a year. While it wouldn't impact prison populations, it would decrease local costs by freeing space in county jails.“

Holds office State House District 78

Candidate in race for State House District 78

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Agree

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Agree

Position on Medical Marijuana
Agree
Co-sponsored Legislation

Joint Author-MedicalMarijuana(HB 3785)

Co-Author-Medical Marijuana (HB 2107) 2017

Votes
Address

Room GN.8 Post Office Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

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