In Texas, veterans and conservative Christian moms rally for medical marijuana

In Texas, Veterans And Conservative Christian Moms Rally For Medical Marijuana

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 9:24 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 9:40 am By Meredith Hoffman, The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are promoting support from more conservative sources to push longshot legislation that would ease pot laws in a state that’s lagging behind much of the rest of the country on medical marijuana. Conservative Christian mothers of autistic children and veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder rallied outside the state Capitol on Tuesday, entreating the Republican-majority Legislature to advance two bills legalizing medicinal cannabis, one by San Antonio Democratic Sen. Jose Menendez and one by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, a Brownsville Democrat. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for comprehensive medical marijuana programs, but the Texas bills have nearly no chance of passing. Related storiesDallas police to treat less than 4 ounces of weed as misdemeanorTexas Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduces federal...

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