Texas Governor Announces His Support for Cannabis Decriminalization

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s in support of decriminalizing cannabisperry, and urged the state in that direction. The announcement comes as a surprise to many in the political world given Perry’s often ultraconservative views on other issues, including cannabis legalization.

“After 40 years of the war on drugs, I can’t change what happened in the past”, says Perry. “What I can do as the governor of the second largest state in the nation is to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization and keeps people from going to prison and destroying their lives”. He also says that “states should be allowed” to decide their own cannabis policies, free of federal interference.

The announcement comes just days after a state lawmaker announced that he’d soon be filing a proposal to reduce the penalty for possession of up to an ounce of cannabis from a Class B misdemeanor with a potential 6 month jail sentence, to a Class C misdemeanor which is punishable by a ticket.

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9 thoughts on “Texas Governor Announces His Support for Cannabis Decriminalization”

  1. I agree with legalization. We have to many people in jails do to possession of cannabis. We need to clear out the jails and put the real criminals in. I support the legalization especially the medical research that shows the health benefits fighting cancer and other diseases. Please send me the registration when available. Good Job Rick.

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  2. Yep, that is exactly right. We all knew this would happen as soon as they started seeing the “gobs” of money in taxes Colorado and Washington are going to be collecting.

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