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Poll: 61% of Texas Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

According to new polling a strong majority of Texas voters support legalizing cannabis for all uses. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, finds that 61% of voters in the state are in favor of ending cannabis prohibition, with 39% opposed. Democrats support the measure at a much higher rate – 69% – whereas Republican support is 50%, …

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Texas House Committee Holding Hearing on Medical Marijuana Legislation Tomorrow (May 1)

Tomorrow, May 1, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will join with patients, caregivers, and medical professionals from around the state to testify in support of House Bill 2107. The Texas House Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing Tuesday on the bipartisan proposal that’s meant to fix the state’s “unworkable” medical marijuana program and …

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Texas House Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession in Texas received bipartisan approval from the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee today and will soon be scheduled for a full vote in the House. The measure passed by a vote of 4-2, receiving support from two Democrats and two Republicans. House Bill 81, authored by committee Chairman Joe Moody (D-El …

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New Poll Finds Only 17% of Those in Texas Support the Status Quo on Marijuana

The vast majority of Texans support a reformation of their state’s marijuana laws, according to new polling. The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll found that 83% of those in Texas support legalizing marijuana for at least medical use. 53% support legalizing recreational cannabis; of those 32% support legalizing “small amounts”, while 21% support legalizing “any …

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Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Texas

A Texas bill to make legal cannabis a constitutional right has been filed in the state’s legislature. State Representative Donna Howard filed HJR 46 late last week. The measure is a “constitutional amendment directing the legislature to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.” The proposal joins several other measures that have …

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Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Texas State Senator Jose Menendez has filed legislation that would legalize medical cannabis, including a system of licensed dispensaries. “Doctors, not politicians, should be determining what is best for Texas patients,” says Senator Menéndez. “This is legitimate medicine that can help a of variety people, from the grandmother suffering from cancer to the veteran coping …

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First Time Possession of Cannabis Now Decriminalized in Texas’ Most Populous County

Harris County, Texas has a population greater than 24 states in the U.S., with over 4 million people. As of today, January 1st, those in the county caught possessing up to two ounces of cannabis for the first time will no longer be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months …

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Cannabis Decrim Law Takes Effect in Texas’ Most Populous County on Friday

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Beginning Friday, January 1st, the first-time possession of up to two ounces of cannabis will no longer result in an arrest and criminal charge in Harris County, the most populous county in Texas. Harris County is the third most populous county in the entire United States. The new policy was put forth by Harris County …

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Dallas Police Chief Admits Ending Incarceration for Cannabis Possession Is “just so damn practical”

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com The Dallas City Council and local Police Chief are pondering the cultivation of a much-needed pilot program – similar to the cite and release program scheduled to roll out in the Houston area on January 1, 2016 – Dallas police would instead issue citations to individuals busted with a small amount of …

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In Three Weeks, First-Time Cannabis Possession Will be Decriminalized in Texas’ Most Populous County

Harris County is the most populous county in Texas, and the third most populous county in the entire United States. Beginning on January 1st – three weeks from tomorrow – those in the county caught possessing up to two ounces of cannabis for the first time will no longer be arrested and charged with a …

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