Legislative Trends May Kill Texas Employer Cannabis Tests

By Stephen Roppolo (November 12, 2019, 4:03 PM EST) -- In September, Beto O'Rourke, a former U.S. congressman for Texas and a Democratic presidential candidate up until Nov. 1, released a plan he would implement if elected. In his plan, the federal government would legalize marijuana and grant clemency to those incarcerated for marijuana possession offenses.

In addition, O'Rourke's administration would tax legal transactions involving cannabis and use part of that money to fund a so-called drug war justice grant, essentially a form of reparations payments for those previously incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses.

The proposal is nothing new for the former congressman from El Paso, Texas — O'Rourke's support for...

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