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Legalized marijuana supporters hope voters in this Texas city will send a message to state lawmakers

There is no process in Texas for a voter-driven statewide referendum. So, supporters are going city by city to build statewide momentum.

A shirt promotes the legalization of marijuana in Lubbock at the South Plains Fair in Lubbock on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.

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State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, examines a document at his desk on the House floor during a session at the state Capitol in Austin on April 25, 2023.

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