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Cannabis in Texas: Lawmakers looking at legalizing medical marijuana – KTRK-TV

Support is growing for legal marijuana in Texas, but there are two key differences in what some lawmakers are trying to accomplish. Voters in four states last week approved legalizing recreational marijuana, which has many wondering if Texas could follow suit. State Representative Roland Gutierrez out of San Antonio is proposing a bill to legalize marijuana. He says the industry would create 30,000 new jobs in Texas and bring in more than $3 billion in revenue. RELATED: Bill filing for 2021 Texas session begins with legislation on abortion, police stops and redistricting Texas State senator Jose Menedez and District 27 […]

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Texas Lawmaker Makes Push For Statewide Cannabis Legalization

On the heels of a historic triumph for the legalization movement at the ballot box earlier this month, one Texas lawmaker is keen to get in on the action. Roland Gutierrez, a Democratic state House representative who was just elected to the Texas state senate, said this week that he intends to introduce legislation that would legalize both recreational and medical marijuana in the Lone Star State.  The San Antonio-based lawmaker took to Twitter on Monday to announce the measure, saying it could serve as a remedy for the state’s budgetary woes. “Texas will be facing tremendous budgetary challenges next […]

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As Other States Loosen Drug Laws, An 'Incremental Approach' To Cannabis Likely In Texas – KUT

From Texas Standard: One outcome of the 2020 election was a loosening of some drug laws in several states. Arizona, New Jersey and South Dakota approved the use of recreational marijuana, and Oregon passed a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs like cocaine, heroine and methamphetamine. While Texas is far behind when it comes to legalization of any currently illicit drug, Katharine Neill Harris, a drug policy fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, tells Texas Standard that that could change in the upcoming legislative session as Texas learns from the growing number of states where […]

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Marijuana Legalization In Texas Would Generate Billions In Tax Revenue, New Economic Analysis Shows

We can expect that savings, it makes sense that the state can make more money selling it then prosecuting for possession of it.. more people will bring $$ at this point for one vs the other.. and its alllllways about the money $$$ main thing will be regulation… are there many options for sellers via software to be compliant with the state/feds? ShareThis post was originally published on this site

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Surterra Texas Launches First Medical Cannabis Lotions for the Texas Compassionate Use Program – Cannabis Business Times

While implementing proper airflow at an indoor cultivation facility isn’t necessarily complicated or overly expensive, Geoff Brown, VP of Technical Solutions for Quest, says it’s a necessary part of the grow environment that is often overlooked. “Ductwork is not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s an inexpensive and important way to make sure that your grow runs optimally,” he says. Insufficient airflow in a grow room can lead to reduced yield, overheating or plant disease, among other issues, and is often the result of poor planning when installing equipment, Brown says. For example, if the air supply […]

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Vaping, smoking could increase your risk of coronavirus – KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com

With difficulty breathing as a dangerous symptom of COVID-19, doctors are warning that vaping could increase your risk. Texas is one of the three top states leading in hospitalizations for vaping-related lung injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control. Idealy, anyone with damaged lungs is at higher risk to contract the worst complications from COVID-19. Doctors are suggesting that parents talk to their teenagers about the issue especially with families spending more time at home. “There are certain Ecigs that are more damaging to the lungs we know that the ecigs with flavor are more damaging which is more […]

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Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation Introduces Patient- and Doctor-Driven Medical Cannabis Lozenges – Odessa American

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 28, 2020– Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TOCC), the market leader and gold standard for medical marijuana in Texas, today announced it is expanding its product line to include easy-to-consume lozenges of various strengths. The lozenges reduce a patient’s carrying oil intake while mitigating dexterity challenges caused by a traditional dropper for patients suffering from movement disorders. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200928005121/en/ Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, the market leader and gold standard for medical marijuana in Texas, launched easy-to-consume lozenges of various strengths for qualifying patients. (Photo: Business Wire) TOCC’s latest product […]

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