Politics

Marijuana legalization enjoys wide ranging support in Texas, even in the Republican Party. Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition seeks to change their fellow party member’s minds when it comes to cannabis laws. Founded by Ann Lee, the non-profit group seeks to reform marijuana laws by working within the GOP to educate

Texas musician, writer, raconteur and occasional politician Kinky Friedman discussed his candidacy for Texas agriculture commissioner with about 90 attendees Tuesday night at Johnson County Democratic Headquarters in Cleburne. “If I can win the [Democratic] primary I figure I can win the general election because of independent support,” Friedman said.

Mark Davis recently wrote a piece for The Dallas Morning News saying that while he agrees with libertarians on many things, they lose him on weed. Davis essentially says that the notion of legalizing marijuana is a bad thing, challenging its advocates to name one societal benefit from its legalization,

It’s not every day you find a person running for office who commits political suicide when pressed for an answer about their stance on an issue. Meet 53-year-old Chris Mapp, a south Texas boat salesman from Port O’Connor who is running against current U.S. Senator John Cornyn for the GOP

It was not long after Gov. Rick Perry’s remarks that states should enact their own marijuana laws that social media sites began wondering if the theory of relativity was a sham or whether Pink Floyd’s estranged founder would finally rejoin the band. “Don’t be surprised when gravity partially reverses itself

Governor Rick Perry supports treatment instead of incarceration of marijuana users. Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana. Senator John Whitmire thinks you should only get a ticket instead of being taken to jail for small amounts of marijuana. Agricultural Commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman thinks farmers should be able to

Rep. Beto O’Rourke ran for Congress as a pro-pot legalization candidate, but even though he has focused on other hometown issues like immigration and veterans affairs since entering office, the Texas Democrat tells HuffPost he isn’t forgetting about drug policy reform. “I will be getting more involved … but I

More than a dozen members of Congress called on President Barack Obama on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of hard drugs, seizing upon his own comments in a recent interview that pot is no more dangerous than alcohol. “We were encouraged by your recent comments,” the

After likely weighing her position on the subject of marijuana and coming to a policy position without much education, Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis has finally made an announcement on where she stands with cannabis.