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Texas Legislative Update for Employers

September 15, 2021


Over its regular and two special sessions, the Texas Legislature has passed several bills that are or soon will be in effect and will impact employers’ workplace policies and procedures. Additional special legislative sessions yet may be held and, with them, more changes may be on the horizon.

Medical Use of Low-THC Cannabis

Measures to legalize recreational marijuana once again failed in the 2021 Texas legislative session. But, in June 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a modest expansion to the state’s medical-use or compassionate-use low-THC cannabis statute. The law took effect on Sept. 1.

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