Texas Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana
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Texas Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on October 08, 2013 at 15:32:11 PT
By Shadee Ashtari, The Huffington Post 
Source: Huffington Post
Texas --  A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol." Even more -- 61 percent -- were in favor of decriminalizing marijuana possession and instead punishing violations with a civil citation.Texas law currently views possession of marijuana, even on a minute scale, as a criminal offense, punishable by $2,000 in fines and up to a year of jail time. The PPP survey of 860 randomly selected Texas voters was released by the Marijuana Policy Project.
"Most Texans agree that marijuana sales should be conducted by legitimate businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market," MPP executive director Rob Kampia said in a release.In addition, the poll found that a majority of Texas voters support changing state law to permit critically ill and terminal patients to use medical marijuana -- only 31 percent said they were opposed."People suffering from cancer and multiple sclerosis should not face the threat of arrest for using medical marijuana if their doctors believe it will help ease their suffering," Kampia said.Nationwide, support for marijuana legalization is on the rise, with 52 percent of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana use, according to a recent national Gallup survey.Last November, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana through referendums, catalyzing similar efforts in California, Arizona, Oregon and Alaska heading toward the 2014 midterm elections. Is Texas next?Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Shadee Ashtari, The Huffington Post 		Published: October 8, 2013Copyright: 2013, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:   -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by museman on October 09, 2013 at 12:04:19 PT
the problem here is hypocrisy...
"Youth and cannabis" are two created poles in a prohibitionist debate.Sounds reasonable on the surface. I mean, as a parent who has raised 7 children, and gone through every challenge -and then some- that most parents go through, I was always concerned about the health and welfare of my children -still am- and the idea of doing harmful drugs- especially since the local drug of choice has been meth for sometime now -favorite of the loggers, favorite of the youth with nothing going in their lives, and the favorite of the cops, who like the Nazi SS that invented the drug, enjoy that teeth grit and the ability to drive fast and draw fast. I watched my children closely. I kept meth, coke, heroin, opium, and pharma drugs away, but I couldn't stop the alcohol because it is so 'socially acceptable' and because it is the choice of so many parents, who -probably because of their own dead brain cells, think of alcohol as 'safe.' While cannabis is supposedly a reefer madness horror story.Fortunately, my children, like me, value cognizance, and the alcohol use faded as they matured. They also smoked herb. They all still do on occasion.I told them I was concerned about them doing anything while their bodies were still growing, but youth will do what youth will do. So in retrospect, I am quite thankful that they chose cannabis over all the rest.The only true harm witnessed was at the interference and threats of the 'justice' system, which it turns out only wanted to bleed a bit of money out of my already pretty thin wallet. I refused and they balked. Such is the power of true liberty...Giving credence to the prohibitionists stand on the 'harm theory' - used in conjunction with the 'The chillllllddddrren" theory, or "Save the children from the harms of cannabis" theory is so damn ignorant one could get angry.How about lets save the children from toxic poisoning by unscrupulous food megacorps like Monsanto. Or save the children from the sugar/starch fake food that is pushed on them by the media like a pusher would push Heroin? Or save the children from false histories and false moralities that teach them they need to be compliant drones serving a Leviathan of Destruction that -in case no one has noticed- has already done significant enough damage to warrant divine intervention!And then we could save the children from becoming cannon fodder in whatever war the rich people got going this week...Maybe save the children from the FED?LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #3 posted by mexweed on October 09, 2013 at 10:29:43 PT:
Third rail: parental supervision vs adults only
"Legal for adults and regulate like alcohol"-- ask for more precision here. The problem with youth access to cannabis, and to cannabis education, under present-day prohib conditions is that parental supervision is lacking, especially moderating advice. In isolation hiding from Mom and Dad (threatened with a thicket of legal and social penalties if their kid gets caught), reckless habits are formed such as H-or B-urning O-verdose M-onoxide joint smoking (a joint is easier to hide than a one-hitter), making it easier to lure a young person into "other drugs", especially other overdose formats such as nicotine $igarettes (6 million deaths a year). The corporations which profit from that personal and family tragedy in turn fund the reelection campaigns of politicians who support cannabis prohibition. Remind younger voters, entering parenting age, to support politicians who respect the parental right to educate (including Cannabis Literacy).
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Comment #2 posted by pijion on October 08, 2013 at 21:16:50 PT
It's up to the 30s and below
If the younger generations get off their 6 o-clocks and go vote! Then it would be an easy win in Texas.
As it is too many "Nancy Reagans" (old farts) voting still in that state.
It's just a matter of connecting with the youth be it a commercial or message.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on October 08, 2013 at 19:06:36 PT
Go Texas!
A notorious state, one of the first to implement marijuana prohibition already back in 1914, against the Mexican immigrants.Let's turn this around and make it a
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