State Representative Joe Moody Discusses Marijuana Legislation In Texas
State Representative Joe Moody (D-El Paso) is looking to change marijuana laws in Texas. The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee held its first hearing on Monday on HB 63, authored by Moody, which would decriminalize small amount of marijuana.
The bill would impose a fine of up to $250 on a person caught with a small amount of marijuana instead of imposing jail time. Currently, possession of small amounts of marijuana is a class B misdemeanor. Those convicted could spend up to 180 days in jail and they would have a criminal record.
Moody sat down with us on The Chad Hasty Show last Wednesday to discuss his bill and other issues facing the Texas Legislature this session including property tax reform, school financing, and the Texas Tech Vet School.
Listen to the interview above to hear from Moody.