Texas House Committee OKs MJ Legalization Bill
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Texas House Committee OKs MJ Legalization Bill
Posted by CN Staff on May 06, 2015 at 19:30:19 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
Austin, Texas -- A proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds has cleared an unlikely legislative hurdle.Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview argues marijuana comes from God and therefore shouldn’t be banned by government. The tea party stalwart has repeatedly championed what he calls the “Christian case” for legalization.
Simpson’s bill languished for weeks before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. Three committee Democrats and two Republicans surprisingly voted to support it Wednesday, though, and it passed 5-2.That makes Simpson’s bill eligible for consideration to reach the House floor before the legislative session ends June 1, although that’s still highly unlikely.State law currently makes no exceptions even for medical marijuana, making outright legalization unthinkable.Still, advocates hailed the committee vote as “unprecedented progress” for Texas marijuana rights.Source: Associated Press (Wire) Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015Copyright: 2015 The Associated PressCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on May 08, 2015 at 03:37:55 PT
The cannabis oil one passed the senate
Senate Gives High Sign to Limited Medical Marijuana headline, of course, for such a serious subject.I hope this one passes completely, of course... but I'd love for the Simpson bill to pass, too... or instead.
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Comment #8 posted by John Tyler on May 07, 2015 at 18:34:26 PT
down in Texas
In another report Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) went ever further… The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. HB 2165, introduced in March by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), would strike references to marijuana offenses from Texas statutes, resulting in marijuana being treated similarly to other legal crops.Nearly three out of five Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a statewide survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in September 2013.
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Comment #7 posted by Vincent on May 07, 2015 at 08:57:17 PT:
A true Christian as opposed to a bible-banger
"The tea party stalwart has repeatedly championed what he calls the 'Christian case' for legalization".You see...this is what I would call a TRUE Christian. The people who use religion to persecute and prosecute guys like me, are not true Christians, they are "christians", a/k/a bible-bangers with no brains! True Christians try to help people...they feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless. Bible-bangers just stick their noses where they don't belong, just like Jack Nicholson in that movie, Chinatown. Perhaps you remember what happened to him!
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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on May 07, 2015 at 05:18:42 PT
Chock full of Light
1 Timothy 4:1-5New American Standard Bible (NASB)Apostasy4 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will [a]fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on May 07, 2015 at 04:57:37 PT
Devil law.
The addiction of caging humans for using what God created and says is good on literally the very 1st page of the Bibleis the work of the devil.Cannabis prohibition is the devil law.-0-Cannabis prohibition is used to separate the most people from the ability to receive the "spirit of truth" which is available to those who love one another.You can not love someone and cage them for using what God says is good, at the same time.The "spirit of truth" will teach Us all things.John 14-16 & 1 John, along with that 1st page.Show Me a "christian" who supports cannabis prohibition and I'll show You a person the devil is well pleased with.Luciferous. 
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on May 07, 2015 at 04:21:28 PT
I am so happy for you!
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on May 06, 2015 at 23:41:28 PT
I'm happy, too.
Very happy. And very, very thankful.It's amazing.
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on May 06, 2015 at 23:39:31 PT
I'm awed. Totally awed.
"Thatdaway, Texas!"That's for sure, Universer. I'm awed.It would take a miracle for it to pass the House and the Senate. But I believe it could happen. It's already a miracle that it was presented and another miracle that it has passed out of committee.Oh my. Oh my.It's so amazing.
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Comment #1 posted by Universer on May 06, 2015 at 19:39:06 PT
Big For Texas
It's like I said just recently in our NoVA NORML conference call. There's a kind of momentum of masses building in Texas for cannabis on all fronts, something our chapter can learn from, and it's kinda fascinating to see (even if nothing soon comes of it).Texas, after California, would be the most important state to "get."(CA & TX w/ reg rec mj? Mexican drug cartels would not like that.)Not exactly a great insight, but consider this: How often do you get a chance to say, "Thatdaway, Texas!"
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