The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee cleared the way for a possible House vote on the legalization of marijuana in Texas. With only 25 days left in the session, the legislation is a long-shot, but as the Texas Tribune points out one hurdle has been cleared.

House Bill 2165 by state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, would allow possession and delivery of marijuana beginning in September 2015. It would still be illegal to sell the drug to minors. The measure passed the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on a 5-2 vote.

“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix,” Simpson wrote in a March op-ed in the The Texas Tribune. He said the plant should be “regulated like tomatoes, jalapenos or coffee.”

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