Poll: 68% of Texas Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis

texasA strong majority of Texas voters support decriminalizing cannabis, replacing criminal penalties with a civil infraction similar to a traffic ticket, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

According the survey, 685 of voters in Texas support decriminalizing cannabis, with only 26% opposed to the move.

Currently in Texas possessing up to two ounces of cannabis is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail.

Last month, legislation to repeal cannabis prohibition in its entirety was approved with a 4 to 2 vote in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, though the proposal has unfortunately failed to advance further.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll was conducted between June 5th and June 15th and has a margin of error of +/- 2.83%.

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2 thoughts on “Poll: 68% of Texas Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis”

  1. Ya i read that whole poll you linked to and i couldnt even find wherre that question was asked that you report in this article? “According the survey, 685 of voters in Texas support decriminalizing cannabis, with only 26% opposed to the move.” where in the survey did you find this ?

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