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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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