Cannabis Bills Pre-Filed For 2019 Texas Legislative Session

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November 12 marks the first day of pre-filing of legislation for the 2019 Texas legislative session. Cannabis law reform is an issue gearing up for major push again following strong support from legislature in 2017 despite no bills making it to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives.

As of publishing time, the total stands at 10, and will likely continue to rise. Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy has been keeping an eye on the bills as they are introduced, and will keep an updated list throughout the session here.

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Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails In Congressional Re-Election Bid

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One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred.

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Deciding Marijuana Policy in The 2018 Texas Election

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It’s that time again, where a few Texans (about 23 percent turn out for mid-term voting) go to the polls and decide the direction of the state, among other things, for the next few years. A common question is, will there be anything marijuana related to vote on?

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Getting Out The Marijuana Vote in Texas

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Texas voters will head to the polls this November, and some will be armed with information about the candidates’ stances on various marijuana policies.

Through the collective efforts of numerous people around the state, Texas NORML has produced the Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to changing cannabis laws, routinely publishes this guide during the primaries and general elections. The first such guide was created in 2012.

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Texas Marijuana Policy Voter guide

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Pandale Rio Farms would like to urge Texans to get out and vote!! This vote is critical to Texas cannabis. So get out there and VOTE!! Please check out The Texas Marijuana Policy voter guide for all the details and information.

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Texas NORML: Veterans Conference

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Join Texas Veterans for our statewide Veterans Conference at our Capitol in Austin, noon to 5pm in the Capitol Legislative Conference Center, Room E2.002. We will hear veterans, patients and caregivers discuss how our healing plant helps their PTSD, chronic pain and other serious conditions.

Please pre-register. This will allows us to ensure we adequate resources for all attendees. Please note that there is an option to purchase a Texas Veteran shirt with your free registration. These shirts will only be available for advance purchase, as we cannot sell them at the Capitol.

We will discuss:

*Medical marijuana bill and strategy for the 2019 legislative session

*Federal marijuana legislation that affects veterans

We invite patients and caregivers to join us for this event. This event is free and family friendly.

After Social – Brick Oven (1209 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701). This will be an informal get together. Each person will be responsible for their own tab.

Opinion: Gov Abbott’s Evolving Views on Marijuana Good For Texas

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Activists in Texas have fought hard for every inch they’ve gained on the issue of marijuana, whether it be in swaying public opinion, obtaining support from public officials, or changing laws.

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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Supports Marijuana Penalty Reduction, Hesitant to Legalize Medical Cannabis

During a debate this week between Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the subject of marijuana came up. The question was asked, “What is your stance on marijuana legalization in Texas?”

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