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Two Texas Lawmakers Re-Introduce Marijuana Legislation

Posted on 1/21/2014 by with 1 comment

Two Texas lawmakers vow to re-introduce marijuana legislation as many times as it takes to move the Lone Star state closer to Colorado and Washington state-style pot regulations.

But experts in drug policy predict anywhere from 5-to-10 years before lawmakers in Austin might consider being swayed to change Texas marijuana laws.

“I would say within the next decade. Certainly within the next decade,” said Nathan Jones, Ph.D. with Rice University’s Baker Institute. “If you’re looking at the polling data, it looks pretty electable. Or it looks almost inevitable.”

Recent polls by the Marijuana Policy Project and other polling organizations show an estimated 58 percent of Texans support legalizing, regulating, and taxing small amounts of marijuana. Also, 61 percent support reducing penalties for possession of a small amount.

 

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One response to Two Texas Lawmakers Re-Introduce Marijuana Legislation

  1. On February 4th, 2014 at 10:39 am , JustJohn said...

    it will not happen so long as there is huge money to the texas military for “counter drug” operations.

    follow the (federal) money.

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