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February 4, 2015

Polls: Texas Favors Marijuana Policy Reform

A series of polls in recent years find that a majority of Texans favor marijuana policy reforms in Texas: A statewide PPP poll from September 2013 found that more than 60% of Texans favor laws that reduce possession laws from criminal offenses to civil...
December 16, 2014

Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

The federal government is ending its prohibition against medical marijuana. As part of the end-of-year budget package, a bipartisan Congress has adopted language that would prohibit the federal government, including the Drug Enforcement Agency, from...
November 20, 2014

Marijuana Policy Victories In 2014

Now that the 2014 election is over, it’s easier to see that despite a few setbacks we also made some serious advances— particularly on the topic of Marijuana policy reform. These victories for marijuana policy reform give validity to polls showing that...
October 31, 2014

What the Candidates Say About Marijuana Policy Reform

This election season, let’s be honest about marijuana policy reform in Texas. We know that marijuana is common. There have been thousands of studies on the subject . It is used by people of all backgrounds for medical purposes. It can be a taxable product...
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...
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 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...
February 11, 2014

61% of Texans Support Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is Texas ready to go green? Recently, Texas Governor Rick Perry made news for coming out in support of decriminalizing marijuana . Today, the Dallas Morning News published an excerpt from an ed board interview quoting Wendy Davis as open to...