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TEXAS GOP TAKES HARDLINE ON WEED

The Austin Chronicle explains why legalization isn’t moving in Texas despite bipartisan support.

  • While many Republicans support legalization, Texas’ powerful Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) is “strongly opposed to weakening any laws against marijuana [and] remains wary of the various medicinal-use proposals that could become a vehicle for expanding access to this drug.”
  • With the legislative season winding down, a bill to reduce criminal penalties for pot crimes appears to have fallen short.
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Quick hits

  1. The VA came out against three bills which would improve MED access for veterans.
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  2. decorated Army veteran lost his pension after he started working for Acreage Holdings.
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  3. Activists say presidential candidate and longtime drug warrior Joe Biden(D), has been more lenient with his children.
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