This past week, an article on React365 spread around Facebook claiming that the Texas House Panel passed full legalization in a 10-2 vote.
It was fake.
React365 is a site that allows users to create fake articles to prank their friends. Unfortunately, the disclaimer “This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humourous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information,” often goes unseen.
The confusion was most likely heightened because of the fact that Dallas, TX recently passed legislation that would decriminalize posession of small amounts of pot.
However, there’s still hope. In 2015, a similar legalization bill was introduced that did pass the House, but just didn’t go any further.
C’mon Texas, YOU CAN DO IT.