Keynote Conversation: Cannabis Criminalization and Collateral Consequences

Current marijuana laws in Texas are harsh and unreasonable. In addition to facing an arrest and significant jail time, those convicted of marijuana possession face a permanent criminal record and lifelong collateral consequences. These repercussions can hinder a person’s access to education, employment, house, and driving privileges. 

Each of our panelists have worked to reform Texas law in varying capacities. They’ll discuss our current laws and their impact on individuals, families, and our communities. We’ll also talk about legislative proposals and prospects for reform in our upcoming legislative session. Panelists include Judge John Delaney, Chairman James White, and Senator Nathan Johnson.