Politics

The Texas legislature reconvenes in January of 2017, and marijuana activists around the state are gearing up with advocacy training sessions in preparation for speaking with legislators at the capitol.

Susan Hawk, former Dallas District Attorney

After spending an extensive amount of time in rehab, Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk has resigned. Hawk was well known for her mental instability and crackdown on prosecutors making plea deals with marijuana offenders.

Jared Cates, Democratic candidate for Nacogdoches County Commissioner, Pct. 3.

A new generation is entering politics, and they’re coming into the game through some traditionally unusual ways.

A highly anticipated ruling came down from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) concerning the federal scheduling of marijuana, and the results have disappointed a Texas Senator.

A petition to put marijuana ordinance reform on the ballot in Corpus Christi has fallen short of its signature goal.

Mark Miller, Texas Railroad Commissioner candidate

The biggest election in Texas this year is one you probably haven’t heard of; the Texas Railroad Commission, a state agency that does not regulate railroads.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (Left) Rep. Bryan Hughes (Right)

The Republican representative who introduced a full marijuana legalization bill in the Texas House has lost his bid for state senate in a run-off election.

Whitewright, Texas

Several city workers in the town of Whitewright, TX have resigned and they’re blaming their mayor’s stance on marijuana, however that may not be the whole story.

Republican Party of Texas State Convention Committee Meeting 2016

The Republican Party of Texas took a small step towards showing support for medical marijuana in the Lone Star State.

Jeremiah Looney, an Army veteran and open supporter of cannabis, has won his election for mayor in Whitewright, Texas.

As Jeremiah Looney spoke at a marijuana march in Fort Worth earlier this month, he felt confident that later in the evening the election results for his mayoral campaign would come back positive. He is now mayor of Whitewright, Texas.

Susan Hawk, former Dallas District Attorney

The Dallas District Attorney isn’t happy that her prosecutors are making deals with marijuana offenders, and it could be because it is cutting into her budget.

Texas Senator Donna Campbell

A Texas senator, who also is a physician, says she needs more than anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana works.

When President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court, I was excited to see cannabis news outlets gushing over Garland’s position on cannabis law.

Either Texas legislators don’t know what laws they’re passing, or they’re outright trying to manipulate people.