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Marijuana In Texas: Where Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Stand On Legalization - Cannabis News

When Texas voters hit the polls in November, they’ll face a choice between two U.S. Senate candidates who have significantly divergent views on marijuana and are facing off in one of the nation’s most-watched races, the result of which could determine whether Democrats or Republicans end up controlling Congress’s upper chamber.

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As more states legalize marijuana, advocates see signs suggesting Texas may move that way - Cannabis News

In Texas, both political parties now support loosening the restrictions on marijuana in their platforms. That's just the clearest sign that both public opinion and the political calculus on pot are rapidly shifting.

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Where Texas politicians stand on marijuana - Cannabis News

More than half of Texas' registered voters believe marijuana should be legalized, a recent poll discovered. As is the case with other issues, it appears the attitude of Texas' lawmakers and the public may not align in the matter of cannabis.

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Is Texas ready to decriminalize marijuana? The answer might be found at the Republican convention - Cannabis News

For the first time, the party has allowed advocates in favor of decriminalizing marijuana possession to have a booth in the convention hall.

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Medical cannabis dispensaries are opening in Texas, but the newly legal oils still aren't easy to procure - Cannabis News

The state has approved three dispensaries to provide cannabis oil to seizure patients. But with only 17 doctors able to prescribe it, the oils still can be tough to secure.

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Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas - Cannabis News

Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Texas by early 2018 - Cannabis News

AUSTIN -- Medical marijuana dispensaries are moving ahead quickly to begin operations in Texas, with at least three companies now expecting to be open by early 2018.

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Texas state senator pushes for medical marijuana - Cannabis News

AUSTIN - A bill filed in the state senate on Friday is pushing for the expansion of medical marijuana in Texas.

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Marijuana Reform Is Still a Long Way Off for Texas - Cannabis News

Marijuana activists in the state are now looking ahead to the 2018 midterm elections, as well as the start of a new legislative session in 2019, as the first realistic points when they can try for decriminalization and medical marijuana reform again.

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Texas: Crowds march to remove stigma of medical marijuana - Cannabis News

AUSTIN - In order to remove the stigma of medical marijuana, crowds marched through Austin Saturday as a part of the 10th annual Marijuana March.

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Texas patients sharpen plea for medical marijuana legalization - Cannabis news

Advocates for legalizing marijuana in Texas for medical purposes delivered a simple plea to state lawmakers Tuesday night: Don’t let misconceptions continue to block a life-improving treatment for people with serious health problems.

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Dallas To Vote On Proposal Reducing Marijuana Penalty - Cannabis News

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – In Dallas, being caught with some marijuana may not mean a trip to jail anymore.

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Texas veteran pushes pot for PTSD treatment – Cannabis News

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a battle that sometimes continues even after a veteran puts away their combat boots. 12News sat down with a Jefferson County man who served two tours in Iraq and now has PTSD. The vet is asking lawmakers to let him use pot.

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Support for medical marijuana growing in Texas – Cannabis News

This year, public support for legalized marijuana in Texas has grown to an all-time high. A new poll found that 83 percent of Texans support legalizing some form of marijuana.

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Veterans plea to Texas lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana – Cannabis News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic pain are just a few of the service-related conditions veterans return home with.

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Texas State Rep Rolls Out Marijuana Decriminalization Bill With Help From Dallas Cop – Cannabis News

Thursday morning, Texas state Representative Joe Moody, surrounded by police officers and a retired judge, took a lectern at the Texas Capitol to argue for something he’s pushed hard for over the last two legislative sessions — the decriminalization of marijuana possession.

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High expectations: marijuana expected to be hot topic for 85th Texas Legislature – Cannabis News

On Jan. 10, the 85th Texas Legislature got underway and the state's approach to marijuana will be one of the most-discussed issues.

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Texas state senator to file ‘comprehensive’ medical marijuana bill – Cannabis News

AUSTIN - A Texas state senator plans to file a bill Tuesday that would legalize medical marijuana.

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Multiple marijuana legalization bills introduced in Texas – Cannabis News

SAN ANTONIO -- Call it a windfall for weed. Four states approved the recreational use of marijuana last week, and four others approved the medicinal use. And Texas could follow suit.

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Veterans Day: Texas Vets Fight for Medical Cannabis Legalization – Cannabis News

In Texas, the fight to legalize medical cannabis can only be won through legislative advocacy, rather than through a direct petition by citizens.

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