Thursday, July 10, 2014
Everything You Want to Know About Marijuana Regulation

Key point: Browse this amazing summary of everything you could want to know about marijuana regulation.

All of us at Progress Texas want Texas to strongly consider regulating marijuana, and have already come out in favor of medical marijuana for Texas.

There is a great uneasiness among many in the progressive community about marijuana legislation. One thing we've found, after extensive research, is most of the attitudes about marijuana are based on perceptions, stereotypes, and information not grounded in reality.

To help with the learning process, we have written two long-form posts about marijuana regulation: Decriminalization 101 and Medical Marijuana 101We hope you read those posts to learn more about the subject, and how both decriminalization and medical marijuana could impact Texas.

In the meantime, our fellow policy nerds at Vox have done us one better and laid out 20 very useful, specific, and brief summaries about marijauana regulation.

We encourage you to browse the whole list, or jump straight ot a question below:

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Monday, July 7, 2014
Top Ten Texas Stories Slamming Abbott on Chemicals

The overwhelming backlash against Greg Abbott and his irresponsible policies proves once again just how out-of-touch and in it for the insiders he really is.  Continue reading this post »

Thursday, July 3, 2014
How to Talk About Birth Control at Your July 4th BBQ

On July 4th we celebrate America – and we also consume a lot of beer and barbecue. With the recent Hobby Lobby decision still fresh in the news, at some point, the subject of birth control will come up at your cookout. Continue reading this post »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Greg Abbott: Against Informing Residents of Neighborhood Chemical Facilities

Greg Abbott has made one thing perfectly clear: he’ll do anything to protect his insider big business buddies, even when it means endangering the lives of everyday Texans and leaving families to fend for themselves. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Texas Republicans Stall Court Nominations, Create Judicial Emergency

With so many issues before the court, judicial nominations should be a growing concern for every American. Yet in a level of unprecedented obstructionism, Republicans are playing politics with our system of justice. Continue reading this post »

Monday, June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court Ruled One Way - Here's How You Fight Back

Today the U.S. Supreme Court gave CEOs the right to deny women insurance coverage for birth control based on their personal religious beliefs. Continue reading this post »

Sunday, June 29, 2014
NPR: Grand Jury In Texas Probes Whether Gov. Perry Abused Powers

A Travis County grand jury is continuing to investigate Governor Rick Perry on charges of bribery. Perry is accused of abusing the power of his office in an attempt to force the resignation of a District Attorney. Continue reading this post »

Saturday, June 28, 2014
12,000 Texans Petition GOP to Support Freedom to Marry

Earlier this month, Progress Texas and Equality Texas joined forces to push back on the Republican ban on marriage. Continue reading this post »


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