Texas legalized marijuana last week, and it’s set to become the 14th state in the country to do so.
A bill passed by the Texas House in May and signed by Gov.
Greg Abbott this month allows for the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adults.
It will also legalize the use of marijuana paraphernalia in public places and allow anyone 21 and over to possess up to an ounce.
The bill, dubbed the Marijuana Enforcement and Safety Act of 2017, has already been approved by the state’s legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature.
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Texas law now allows adults to possess and grow up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in public, though there are limits on what businesses can sell and where they can do so in the Lone Star State.
Currently, it is illegal to sell marijuana in Texas and to transport marijuana outside the state, except to licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.
But under the legislation, any commercial marijuana business that is approved to sell cannabis in the United States would be able to do that, too.
It would be up to the owner of the business to register with the state to receive a license to sell pot.
This would not be a federal license, though.
In the state where marijuana was legalized, a local ordinance will require businesses to have a license and must abide by state rules on public use.
The ordinance is not binding on the company, but it allows for restrictions on the amount of marijuana they can sell, as well as how much they can grow.
The new law also allows for businesses to be exempt from local ordinances that prohibit them from selling weed.
The law also includes a provision allowing businesses to use a “business license” to grow marijuana, and a separate provision allowing for “medical marijuana facilities” that would be licensed to sell weed for the same purposes as licensed medical clinics.
Businesses that want to sell in Texas will have to get a special license, and they will also have to comply with rules and regulations.
The local ordinances also prohibit them to operate without a license or carry more than two patients.
It’s not clear exactly how much pot businesses can buy, but a bill signed by Abbott in May allows for up to four ounces of pot to be sold in a store.
The state is currently grappling with the fallout from the legalization of medical marijuana in neighboring Colorado.
Many businesses are now closing, with many of them being forced to close due to the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana sales in the US.
In addition, the number of medical patients has increased by a staggering 2.2 million since last year.
A number of local ordinances in Texas are also under review.
While many people in Texas see the legalization in Colorado as a boon to their economy, others say it’s an assault on their rights.
The ACLU of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of patients and medical professionals, while the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has filed an emergency motion in federal court to have the state put a halt on the law.
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