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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.

The leading voice against marijuana law reform in Texas has lost his bid for re-election in Denton County.

Alexis Bortell

Alexis Bortell will be making a short return to Texas later this month for a cannabis conference in Fort Worth.

As the official session of the Texas legislature comes to a close at the end of this month, a pair of hemp bills have officially stalled out, despite strong support.

Hemp recently had its first committee hearing in the Texas legislature, and it involved about a dozen supporters testifying in favor of the two bills, along with one very confused sheriff.

There are currently 16 cannabis related bills which could affect Texans if passed this year. In the Texas legislature alone there are 11 cannabis bills pertaining to marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp.

Hemp can be imported and sold in Texas, but it cannot be grown in the Lone Star State. That could be changing this year. A versatile plant which consumes half the water of cotton while producing 250 percent more fiber, grows in most soil, and is used in over 25,000 products,

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas leads the nation in cotton production and brought in $2.2 billion in cash receipts from cotton in 2012. However, these numbers do not mean that all is well with cotton production in Texas.

This past weekend the Libertarian Party of Texas held their state convention to nominate state-wide candidates. Staff with the Texas Cannabis Report was on hand to not only cover, but also participate in the convention itself. Support for cannabis legalization has always been strong in the Libertarian Party and this

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 almost standing room only this past Saturday as Texans met at Comfort Suites in Waco to learn about hemp at NORML of Waco’s bi-monthly meeting. A group of 35 locals were treated to a hemp documentary entitled ‘Bringing it Home’ presented by Grow Your Own, a family owned

Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is excited to report that President Obama has signed the Farm Bill which contains an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes.

WASHINGTON, DC — The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new resolution on industrial hemp that was adopted by delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation at its 95th annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas last week, January 14, 2014. The policy resolution urges the repeal of the

The US House of Representatives recently voted by a margin of 225 to 200 to add an amendment to the annual agriculture bill which would allow farmers to begin growing hemp. Ultimately the bill would fail to pass though, 195 to 234.