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How much money would legalizing marijuana bring to Texas? Billions.

Legalization of recreational and medical marijuana could generate a huge pot of money for Texas, with one estimate pegging the potential value of the state's marijuana market at $3 billion. Experts at Arcview Market Research, which tracks the U.S. marijuana industry, estimate the value of the legal market for recreational and medical marijuana in Texas […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Commentary, Texas

Church of Cannabis will open on 4/20 (of course)

In pot they trust. A church for marijuana lovers is set to open in Denver — during 4/20 weekend, of course. The pro-smoking sanctuary will be in the city's West Washington Park neighborhood and run by Elevation Ministries. Dubbed the "International Church of Cannabis," the group says it will ultimately serve as a "spiritual home […]

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Categories: 420, Colorado, Commentary, Religion

Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke introduces federal bill to curb driver's license suspensions for drug offenses

Just five days after announcing hislongshot bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke introduced a bill that seeks to repeal a federal law encouraging states to suspend or revoke driver's licenses of people convicted of drug offenses. The bipartisan Better Drive Act introduced Wednesday would repealSection159 of Title 23 of […]

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Categories: Commentary, Texas

Washington State Could Be (and Should Be) the Capital of Pot Research

Washington State — flush with millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis, athriving biomedical research industry, and a long history of agricultural research — is well positioned to start answering questions about theworld’s biggest cash crop. Scientists know surprisingly little about the most efficient ways to grow, process, and breed the plant. “The reality is that […]

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Categories: Commentary, Washington

Brandes Files Bill to Scrap, Overhaul Florida Medical Marijuana Laws

Sen. Jeff Brandes is taking on Florida's medical marijuana industry in a big way, proposing a total recall of all the state's marijuana laws and overhauling the system with an entirely new set of regulations. On Wednesday, Brandes filedSB 614, which would repeal Florida's medical marijuana laws. Earlier this month, the state implemented Amendment 2, […]

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Categories: Commentary, Florida

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