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August 29, 2014

Top Ten Marijuana Myths

The hardest part about working on marijuana regulation is breaking that negative stigma and getting through the misinformation. In our latest Top 10 list, we offer a reality check on the many, many marijuana myths that are out there. If you haven't...
August 8, 2014

HB2 on Trial: The Man Behind the Curtain

After sitting through the final day of testimony yesterday it became abundantly clear that Attorney General Greg Abbott and his underlings spend way more time scheming over how to sue the federal government to help their big donors than they do actually...
August 7, 2014

HB2 on Trial: State’s Parade of Misinformation

After two days of hearing the plaintiffs’ case—testimony from credentialed and practicing doctors and providers—about why House Bill 2, Texas’ anti-abortion law, should be struck down, the Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott began to present the state’...
July 27, 2014

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

Big news this weekend - the New York Times editorial board endorsed marijuana regulation , arguing it should be a state issue and not a federal crime: It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which...
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 ...
June 27, 2014

Progress Texas endorses medical marijuana

Progress Texas is endorsing medical marijuana and we are calling on lawmakers to take a serious look at the issue in the coming year. This is not a decision made lightly, but one reached after careful study of the evidence. In April, we conducted a...
June 22, 2014

Budding Momentum for Marijuana Regulation

The ACLU agrees with Rick Perry, and Congress may actually pass a bill. Is there anyone marijuana can't bring together? Budding momentum for marijuana regulation continued in recent weeks, as the U.S. House agreed to legislation that would block the Drug...
May 21, 2014

Gregg Costa Confirmed to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Major update in our Why Courts Matter campaign - former Texas District Court Judge Gregg Costa was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate today to one of the Texas-based vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Costa's confirmation leaves two...
May 9, 2014

Marijuana Regulation 101: Medicinal Marijuana

Over 98% of the 10,000 Texans who have taken our confidential survey about marijuana regulation in Texas have said they favor medicinal marijuana policies - which can vary from full legalization of marijuana for medicinal use, to decriminalization of use...
May 2, 2014

Marijuana Regulation 101: Decriminalization

Over 93% of the 10,000 Texans who have taken our confidential survey about marijuana regulation in Texas have said they favor decriminalization policies - better defined as the adjustment of criminal penalties for small amounts of marijuana use or...
April 25, 2014

Marijuana Survey Generates TV Coverage Across Texas

The early results of our marijuana regulation survey generated considerable television coverage across Texas over the last week. With over 9,500 responses now, the survey continues to create momentum for a thoughtful conversation about marijuana...
April 18, 2014

Marijuana Regulation More Popular Than Texas Football?

Earlier this month, we launched a confidential survey asking Texans to share their thoughts on marijuana regulation . We've gotten some early results, and the numbers are staggering. The early numbers show that marijuana regulation may be more popular...
April 12, 2014

Should Texas Regulate Marijuana?

Texas leaders from across the political spectrum - including Democrats and Republicans alike - have shown a budding interest in re-examining marijuana laws. But what does the public think about it? Take our confidential survey and let us know where you...
April 11, 2014

Civil Rights Summit Underscores Why Courts Matter

At this week's Civil Rights Summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Bill Clinton reminded everyone why courts matter . The progress made by the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act is under attack by conservatives who...
April 4, 2014

VIDEO - Cornyn and Cruz Must Nominate Diverse Judges

Following the release of our report on John Cornyn & Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis , the two Senators have felt the pressure to put forward qualified nominees that represent the cultural diversity of Texas. The video clip below highlights some of...
April 4, 2014

Whole Woman's Health Files #FightBackTX Lawsuit

J ust last week, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court upheld unnecessary abortion restrictions while denying basic facts about the closing of abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley. Now Whole Woman's Health is fighting back. They filed a lawsuit in federal court...
April 2, 2014

John Cornyn & Ted Cruz Have a Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Progress Texas released a report with the Center for American Progress that highlights Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis. The report, titled " Texas, Where are the Judges? " provides a comprehensive look at the process and problems...