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Texas 2022 Elections

Analysis: Texas politicians can change their minds. But it helps if the public goes first.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s openness to marijuana decriminalization shows that the state, while conservative, isn’t immune to larger trends.

A recently harvested marijuana flower hangs up to dry at Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation Medical Marijuana facility in South Austin on April 30, 2021.

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Criminal justice Politics State government Beto O'Rourke Greg Abbott Marijuana