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In economic crisis, Texas Democrats push to legalize marijuana. Key Republicans likely stand in the way.

State lawmakers argue that the tax revenue and jobs created by a retail market for cannabis could help the state devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Marijuana plants at Compassionate Cultivation, a home-grown medical cannabis company in Austin that serves patients throughout Texas. Jan. 19, 2017.

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Criminal justice Politics State government Dan Patrick Joseph "Joe" Moody Marijuana Roland Gutierrez Texas Legislature