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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas veterans will gather at the State Capitol Wednesday for a lobby day in support of comprehensive medical marijuana legislation. The group will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. CT in front of the Vietnam Veterans Monument, the same location where Operation Trapped was launched in November

Rep. Eddie Lucio III

A bill has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives today which would establish a whole plant medical marijuana program.

State Sen. José Menéndez has acknowledge that he failed to report $50,000 in donations given to his campaign by two political action committees.

Following the announcement by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg that her office would no longer arrest or prosecute most marijuana possession cases, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has sharply criticized the new policy which affects Houston and the surrounding areas.

Law enforcement officials spoke out against marijuana prohibition in a big way today in Texas, with an announcement that those in the Houston area would largely no longer be subject to arrest for possession, while at the state capitol several officials joined together to support a penalty reduction bill making

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has criticized neighboring Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for her decision to implement a program which would keep those found with small amounts of marijuana both out of jail and clean of a criminal record.

On Thursday at 10 a.m. CT, active duty and former Texas police officers, a retired Texas District Court judge, and others will join Rep. Joe Moody at a news conference to express support for HB 81, which would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for

Rep. Joe Moody has been made chair of the Texas House committee which will hear his marijuana penalty reduction bill.

An estimated 375 citizens from around Texas traveled to the capitol in Austin to speak with legislators about marijuana law reform this week.

Supporters will urge their elected officials to support legislation to reduce marijuana possession penalties and improve access to medical marijuana AUSTIN, Tx. —Marijuana policy reform supporters from around the state will gather Wednesday at the Texas State Capitol for a citizen lobby day in support of a pair of marijuana-related

Four bills in the Texas Senate pertaining to marijuana were referred to committee today.

A fifth grade student brought Rice Krispies treats made with marijuana extract to his north Texas school.

A bill in the Texas senate which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana took the first of many steps today.