Republican Rep. Scott Turner has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2016. Turner gained attention for both his unsuccessful attempt to unseat Rep. Joe Strauss as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and for his stance on medical marijuana. The former NFL player represents District 33
If you’ve never heard the topic of marijuana discussed at church before, chances are you could be hearing about it soon. Marijuana is being talked about all around the country. With 23 states having legalized medical marijuana plus Washington, D.C., and four outright legalizing it for recreational consumption, it’s
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
On two separate occasions now, marijuana activists have been detained at Six Flags in Arlington, Texas for wearing pro-cannabis shirts.
I was honored when Shaun McAlister, DFW Norml’s Executive Director, asked me to lend a hand in organizing Chronica 2013. I know the people of Norml are some loyal folks and I believe in the cause, so I jumped right in without hesitation. We secured Club Dada, a few bands
DFW NORML’s executive director Shaun McAlister shows just how easy it is to call your elected representative and let them know how you feel about reforming the marijuana laws here in Texas. Not sure who your representative is? Find out here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx
It’s a whole new world; at least we’re working towards one here in Texas. If DFW NORML’s poker tournament and Halloween party this past weekend is any indication, and it is, we’re in for something special.
When it comes to any political movement, it can often be tough to see progress, especially for those who don’t spend the majority of their time working within the movement. On the outside looking in, marijuana reform is a tough nut to crack in Texas. Many view the organizations working
DFW NORML has been making a major splash in Texas when it comes to cannabis activism, their biggest achievement being a regional conference held this past June and a BBQ held at the Dallas Veteran Affairs Hospital. This time they are mentioned and quoted by the Dallas Morning News in
By: Stephen Carter An activist group in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area brought to fruition a major conference this past weekend, touching on a topic which is in dire need of discussion in the Lone Star State, cannabis and all of the political, social and economic issues which surround it. More