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SXSW Interactive 2016

Turn Texas Green

With more and more states across the county legalizing marijuana, is it possible that Texas will do so anytime in the future? Does the current political climate in TX make it impossible to believe that marijuana can be legalized? What steps where taken in CO to make legalization possible? What hurtles were faced in the legalization campaign? What hurtles were faced in establishing a taxation system in CO? Has there been any unintended consequences? What would be the benefits to Texas in following Colorado’s lead?

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  1. Is it possible to legalize marijuana in Texas? Does Texas Have to be blue to turn green?
  2. What lessons can be learned from Colorado legalizing marijuana?
  3. What governmental priorities could be achieved by legalizing and taxing marijuana in Texas?



JD Gins, Exec Dir, Travis County Democratic Party

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  • Tags: government, policy, taxes
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Policy
  • Level: Beginner
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