A 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%.