Ted Cruz

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.

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today sweeping bipartisan legislation that will end federal prohibition of medical marijuana, and allow patients, doctors and businesses in states with medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of prosecution.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit where he was making early bids to be the next GOP presidential nominee. It was there that a group of conservative activists say he “flip flopped” on the issue of marijuana.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz smoked marijuana in his youth, his campaign told Daily Mail Online on Tuesday – putting him in the same camp as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who acknowledged his high school pot-smoking days on Friday.

This past weekend at an event hosted by the Republican Party of Texas Grassroots Club, Senator Ted Cruz was on hand to speak to a group of supporters. The subject of medical marijuana and gun rights was brought up.

While Ted Cruz didn’t intend to make Obama look good on the subject of marijuana legalization, he unwittingly did when he criticized Obama the other day for not arresting cannabis consumers in Colorado.