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WA: House Committee Passes Measure Establishing 60% Tax on Vapor Products

Washington State’s House Finance Committee has passed a bill that would establish a large tax on vapor products. House Bill 2165 was moved forward by the Finance Committee by a vote of 7 to 4. The proposal was filed by State Representative Paul Harris (R) along with six Democratic representatives. It “Imposes a 60 percent tax on vapor …

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Texas Rep. Kills Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis, Repeal Cannabis Prohibition

Despite being passed out of their initial committees with bipartisan support, Texas Representative Todd Hunter, Chairman of the House Calender Committee, has effectively killed a bill to decriminalize cannabis, and a bill to repeal cannabis prohibition, refusing to allow the full House of Representatives to debate and consider them. House Bill 507 would have removed …

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Proposal to Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Passes Texas House Committee

In a surprise and historic move, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has approved legislation that would completely repeal cannabis prohibition in the state for those 21 and older, making it legal to possess, cultivate and distribute the plant. House Bill 2165 was approved with bipartisan support, with five committee members voting in favor (two …

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Bill to Completely Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Introduced in Texas Legislature

Texas State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) has introduced legislation to completely repeal the state’s prohibition on cannabis. This would allow cannabis to be “regulated like tomatoes, jalapeños or coffe.” “Representative Simpson’s HB 2165 harkens back to a time when government did not intervene in the control of marijuana,” Zoe Russell, media spokesperson for Republicans Against …

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