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?”

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