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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Report Finds Legal Cannabis Could Bring Texas $500M In Annual Tax Revenue

Legalizing cannabis in Texas could bring the state more than half a billion dollars in new tax revenue each year, according to a report released last week by a leading cannabis policy and law firm. The economic analysis from Vicente Sederberg LLP also found that legal pot would result in…

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If Medical Marijuana Alleviates Pain, It Should be Accessible Says Texas Commissioner

One Texas Agriculture Commissioner made the news with his remark – “I would certainly expand medical marijuana,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “If it’ll help somebody, I’m for it. Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care. If it’s a cure, if it [alleviates] pain, we should be…

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Pot industry pleads its case against potential Texas CBD ban

DENVER — A month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state.The confusion started in March, when the Texas Department of State Health Services…

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Texas voters support legal marijuana: new Quinnipiac poll

Lone Star State voters support legal marijuana almost 2-1, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. By a margin of 61 – 34 percent Texas voters favor allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according to the poll. Republican voters opposed legalized marijuana 51-43 percent…

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PHOTOS: Texas father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana will maintain guardianship

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 12:01 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 12:04 pm By The Associated Press The Zartler family of Richardson, Texas, decided last year they had a shot at being the “poster children” who could persuade state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana for autism patients. Their advocacy for…

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Texas judge weighs whether father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana is fit to be her guardian

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 11:12 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 4:17 pm By Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Christy Zartler had practiced what to say, yet she was still nervous on the witness stand. She and her husband had always done what they believed was right…

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Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O’Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 10:46 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 11:07 am By Todd J. Gillman and Katie Leslie, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The fight between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke pits a tea party darling who used his first term to run for the…

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Large majority of Colorado students aren’t using marijuana — no matter what a Texas baseball coach thinks

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:20 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:40 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post When a Texas college baseball coach told a prospective recruit that he’d blacklisted athletes from Colorado over concerns about marijuana use, it brought swift rebuke from across the country and a…

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