Bill to Completely Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Introduced in Texas Legislature

Texas State Texas-Marijuana-Laws simplecannabisdotcomRepresentative David Simpson (R-Longview) has introduced legislation to completely repeal the state’s prohibition on cannabis. This would allow cannabis to be “regulated like tomatoes, jalapeños or coffe.”

“Representative Simpson’s HB 2165 harkens back to a time when government did not intervene in the control of marijuana,” Zoe Russell, media spokesperson for Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP), said in a recent press release. “And you know what? It wasn’t a very scary time. The prohibition of marijuana was notoriously built on misinformation and hyperbole rather than facts and results. When these laws haven’t worked for 80 years, is it really such a novel concept to simply remove them?”

“We can’t fix all of the past wrongs caused by prohibition, but at least we can stop perpetuating them,” says Representative Simpson. “Current marijuana policies are not based on science or sound evidence, but rather misinformation and fear. All that God created is good, including marijuana. God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana that the government needs to fix.”

Simpson continues; “Let’s allow the plant to be utilized for good—helping people with seizures, treating warriors with PTSD, producing fiber and other products—or simply for beauty and enjoyment. Government prohibition should be for violent actions that harm your neighbor—not of the possession, cultivation, and responsible use of plants.”

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8 thoughts on “Bill to Completely Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Introduced in Texas Legislature”

  1. Joseph your wrong we don’t make money from keeping it out we spend billions of tax payers money to keep them out we would make money if we taxed it as produce e.t.c than we would have an incoming revenue that would bolster the states economy miss information is everywhere but so is the truth just have to know what’s right and what’s wrong

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  2. I dont see Tx legalizing or decriminalizing….we are a border state..majirity if marijuana is from mexico….tx makes tons of money of off keeping it illegal

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  3. I believe its a win-win! Jobs, medical treatment of so many things, a lot of money for schools and less crime rate.. Why not?

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  4. Already called my state rep and his office said he has not yet made up his mind…. I’m hoping for at least decriminalization this year

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  5. This is so important especially for cancer patients. I am reading some of the most interesting information about the uses of Cannabis oil and whole plant treatment for cancer patients. I have a friend being treated at MD Anderson right now and her body is being ravaged with chemo and radiation. Studies I’ve read recently describe the protein that is activated within the cells with chemo, which actually produces more cancer cells thus most patients have a recurrence and remission is followed by more aggressive cancer. And did we not learn anything from Prohibition in the 20s and 30s?

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  6. Sounds like the best idea ever! Would like to see the rest of the states to follow suit. Prayers that this happens for those who really need it!

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