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Nearly 100 Years After Marijuana Was Made Illegal In Texas, Fight To Legalize Gets Stronger

Texas has some of the country’s strictest laws against marijuana — and they date back nearly 100 years. But new polls show growing support across the state to legalize marijuana use. This weekend, drug reform advocates are gathering in Dallas for the first major drug policy conference of 2014, hosted by Mothers Against Teen Violence. Read More

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Vital Signs: “This Ain’t Your Mother’s Marijuana,” Synthetic Drugs In Texas

Twenty states across the country have legalized marijuana in one form or another, and last week an entire country declared it legal — Uruguay in South America. Meanwhile, 45 states and the U.S. government are moving in the opposite direction when it comes to what’s known as “synthetic marijuana,” or “Spice” or “K2.” It’s a chemical mixture applied to harmless plants, dried and smoked.

Toxicologist Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt of UT Southwestern explains what the chemical concoction is and the health risks associated with it.

The KERA radio story.

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