Lawmaker Pushes Texas Cannabis Legalization Bill To Celebrate 4/20

With nearly a dozen pot policy reform bills currently under consideration in the Texas legislature, Democratic Rep. James Talarico took advantage of the 420 high holiday on Tuesday as an opportunity to promote his recent move to get the ball rolling on Texas cannabis legalization. While the cannabis community was…

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Texas Lawmaker Makes Push For Statewide Cannabis Legalization

On the heels of a historic triumph for the legalization movement at the ballot box earlier this month, one Texas lawmaker is keen to get in on the action. Roland Gutierrez, a Democratic state House representative who was just elected to the Texas state senate, said this week that he…

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New Jersey lawmaker apologizes for comparing marijuana to cocaine

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 8:06 am By The Associated Press TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county lawmaker is apologizing, saying he was wrong to claim marijuana is more addictive than cocaine. Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry Little said Wednesday last…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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Anti-marijuana Kansas lawmaker: African Americans more susceptible to drug abuse because of “genetics”

Published: Jan 8, 2018, 5:11 pm • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 5:13 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives is facing criticism this week after arguing that illicit drugs are illegal in part because of “the African Americans” and their predisposition to drug…

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