Texas Governor Signs Bill Expanding State Medical Marijuana Program

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical marijuana program, although cannabis activists say the legislation does not go far enough. The measure, House Bill 1535 (HB 1535), was signed by the Republican governor after lawmakers in the Texas Senate made significant changes to…

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Consultant, Todd Smith, Arrested Over Hemp License Scandal

Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses.  The claims against him also alleged that he solicited campaign contributions. He allegedly took $ 55,000, according to an arrest…

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Persuasive Presentation Medicinal Marijuana should be legalized in Texas

References -https://www.texastribune.org/2020/01/28/texas-marijuana-laws-2020-what-you-need-know/ -https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/medical-marijuana-2018011513085 -https://theeconreview.com/2020/12/18/high-economy-impacts-of-marijuana-legalization-on-the-us-economy/#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20RCG%20Economics,total%20labor%20income%20of%20%24260%2C732%2C000. Video Rating: / 5

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Texas House Passes HB 1535 To Expand The State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Texas passed a bill through the House of Representatives today, titled HB 1535, that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program to cover more conditions, and therefore, service more people who rely on the plant. Under HB 1535, the Texas medical cannabis expansion would cover chronic pain, all forms of…

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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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West Texas law enforcement keeping an eye on New Mexico's recreational marijuana bills

If these bills are signed into law by New Mexico’s governor, they’ll go into effect April 2022. See more stories at https://www.newswest9.com Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newswest9 Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newswest9 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newswest9

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Survey Finds Over 60% of Patients In Texas Prefer Medical Cannabis To Prescription Drugs

A new survey out of Texas reveals that, according to the data they gathered, 61 percent of the state’s medical cannabis users turn to medical cannabis as a replacement for prescription drugs.  The survey, which comes from InformedTexas.org and was carried out by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy…

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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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