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Is Texas Looking To Legalize Marijuana?

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Will Texas Join Other States That Are Trying To Introduce Marijuana Legalization Legislation?

It seems like almost every time we post something about legalization on Facebook, people from Texas say that they wish it was happening in their state. I can’t blame you guys, Texas marijuana laws are harsh! To make matters worse, Texas is not an initiative state, which makes marijuana reform even harder to do. The only route is through the legislature, which is very conservative and has killed previous attempts at marijuana reform. But I watched an encouraging news segment that suggests the Marijuana Policy Project is active in the state, and reform might be coming sooner than later…

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  • kristen

    that’s awsome

  • smoke king

    Legalize in Iowa!!!!

  • Johnny Bloomington

    Legalize in Missouri!!!!

  • Sean

    While it would be nice for Texas to legalize. I wonder if they should do it piecemeal. Like legalizing it in Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and other large urban areas, first. My state of Lousiana would probably be one of the last to legalize, but I wonder if New Orleans which marches to the beat of a different drummer could possibly do it much sooner. Mayor Landrieu did make marijuana no longer to be a mandatory arrestable offense in 2011. A baby step, but a step nonetheless. I think that the “blue” enclaves in the south should try legalization first, until the rest of the “red” south has the maturity to catch up. That would be my southern strategy.

    • Apparition

      Simple possession of cannabis in Austin is given a low priority by APD. But outside of Travis County even that is still a big deal for LEO’s. We have NORML chapters throughout the state as well as the Texas Hemp Campaign (THC), and they’re doing what they can. But by and large, Texans statewide are some of the most retarded people I’ve ever met. Retarded by the climate, by their religious upbringing, by the poor education systems …. Changing minds here is a daunting task. Since much of the population has a law & order mentality, efforts by LEAP could go a long way in that regard.

      • Bob

        I want it legal in Texas I’m republican but I don’t believe in making pot illegal

      • knotweed

        Retarded people are the ones that call people retarded.

      • THANKFUL

        You darn right Texas has a law & order mentality! And some of those people are God Fearing, family loving folks. I stand for GOD and His laws. Our Justice system is based on Biblical Law. And yes I am a Christian and believe in God and you should too for your Souls sake. If you have never known God on a personal level then give it a try. You won’t go back unless you keep Satan and his minions by your side every hour of the day. Any one can say they believe in God, but walking with God and being in His favor is better than anything I can imagine.

    • MATURITY

      You mentioned that the Red States South need to mature to catch up with the Blue States as far as legalization is concerned. Have you ever seriously thought that you and others like you are the ones who are “immature”??? If you have a brain cell working then FIRST think of the consequences of legalization for minute. Legalization has just as much Negative consequences as Positive ones. I think we should be responsible when we are talking about a plant that can impair someone which will eventually kill someone or a family (God Forbid), while driving a vehicle or using equipment & machinery that most certainly will kill innocents. I can’t imagine our civilization living out it’s lives “stoned” every day. I wonder how God feels about human souls wasting away into oblivion. There is a lot more about living than that should be learned instead of getting high without a care in this deviant world about anything else. Thank God for FREE SPEECH!!!!!

      • Aloanstar

        I would much rather be on the I 35 knowing people are stoned rather than people are drunk. We certainly wouldn’t need to keep raising the speed limit, we would need to lower it. I can’t believe anyone would think “god” would be opposed to pot, it is natural and has no negative consequences other than by getting busted while it is kept illegal. You shouldn’t take “Reefer Madness” to heart…it was fiction to scare people like you. I smoked when I was younger, but haven’t in years….I am all for legalizing it….it should never have been illegal in the first place. What great “biblical” passage covers pot? I wish you religious zealots would just worry about your own lives instead of constantly butting into everyone else’s business. Worry about your soul and let others worry about theirs. Good grief, give it a rest!!

      • Teri Mills

        The prohibition of alcohol led to the largest spike in violent crime in US history until the criminalization of marijuana. Your assumption that anyone who uses cannabis would abuse it is equivalent to assuming that anyone who drinks is an alcoholic. Use does not mean abuse. Your God-in-a-Box may not actually want people to waste away from a variety of illnesses and symptoms that could easily be alleviated by this plant that He created. When you bring God in to support your own opinions you risk alienation of the very souls that you seem so concerned about. Think millstone…..

  • smokywhitegirl

    cmon georgia

  • West Texas Movement for Marijuana Law Reform. we’re on facebook.

  • james

    Legalize it in texas

  • will horton

    I need it here in Texas for my Ptsd. Texas claims it will do anything for its vets. So prove it

    • James Donalson
      Saturday at 7:11pm near Brushy Creek, TX ·
      “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.”
      – Albert Einstein

      “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
      – Carl Sagan

      “Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”
      – Henry Ford

      “If the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.”
      – Terence McKenna

      “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
      – Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President

      “Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
      – George Washington, U.S. President

  • CMON TEXAS!!!

    LETS GO TEXAS!!!!

  • nicholas

    Meh, all this false hope. I’ll believe it when and hopefully if I see it. until then I remain sceptic because I’ve heard this story too many times before.

    • openup

      Really because the “story” is changing quickly may not be this year but it will happen.

  • LarryB

    Legalize in Texas…might be hard, since this is a redneck, Republican state…but the youngsters are becoming more and more democratic…so theres a chance…too late for me, I’m in my 60s but I smoked some (well, more than some) 40 years ago while in college and would love some for my aches and pains but no idea where to get any.

    • IhateIdiots

      Texas is not a fucking redneck state.. your a fucking idiot.

      • Sean

        You could have fooled me.

      • Sean

        Anyone who doesn’t know the difference between your and you’re shouldn’t be calling people “fucking idiots”.

      • Howard

        No dumbass. Texas is a DUMB redneck state. I have to deal with dumb tea-baggers at work. Lucklily, they are not smart, so the more they tried to screw me, the more I used that against them to fuck them over.

        • A smart guy from Texas

          Just because you were given the so called “tea-baggers” to deal with doesn’t give you grounds to insult everyone else, regardless of where they live. I guarantee there are smarter people than you living in Texas, as well as in other states. By the way, don’t take this personally, I am sure you are smart too. Oh by the way you spelled luckily wrong, just thought i would throw that out there.

        • PROVERBS

          No respect for anyone or anything. Grow up and smell the coffee young man. Your life will be miserable if you desire to have it that way. Think! Think! Think! It’s your life.

      • Jeremy Grun

        Being from Tx i agree, but they always put the person from Texas on Tv with a thick accent so it just makes it look like we all talk that way.

    • James

      I consider myself more of a Republican than a Democrat, but I am behind legalizing weed 100%. Everything in politics is not Rep., or Dem, Our two party political system is a bowl of shit looking at its self in the mirror.

    • Cici

      Larry, you are in Texas. I think everyone has bud in Texas. Just walk around Houston LOL

    • 2buds

      I feel your pain – I’m in my 50’s and vape for pain – and to feel good. I didn’t start up again (from my teen use) till 2 yrs ago – terrible time finding a supply. I looked for the biker type – covered in jailhouse tats and kept asking for weed. Finally found one willing to sell to a straight laced “stand up” white guy from the burbs. It was not steady supply though. I Finally had to buy seeds online and start my own clandestine grow – in an old locked frig in the garage with a filter on top. Took a long time to get a first crop but it was well worth it. With 3 little autos grown under 100 watts of LED’s I raised 88 grams (dry weight) which will last me almost 2 years of vaping. I also save the Vape waste – grind it up and slip a tablespoon in my hot tea – all day greatness!

    • fuckyouseanandfuckyoularry

      We are not a redneck state what the fuck man? and who cares about spelling on here sean it’s the internet because after all you missed a comma somewhere mr.perfect

      • Sean

        It’s not about comma and punctuation. It’s about irony, you dufus.

    • Humping
    • knotweed

      I am fixing to retire and would also like a source. Stay on your legislators. It’s just a matter of time. I’m sure most of our Congressmen have some.

  • billy

    They really need to legalize it people are going to jail losing jobs for blunt that’s dumb. Tax it and regulate it get those useless weed cases out.

  • Yes, for as long as I can remember :-)(BOSEG)(tm)

  • crazy_ass_bird

    legalize i pennsilvana!

  • rick eisenhart

    i say legalize everywhere for adults to grow their own getting old sucks loving good reefer is a real pisser if you go to jail its time to legalize the only reason they wont in texas is the police dont get enough sex if you go to jail in fort worth you would think the police were beaten by thier parents i sure hope they were god knows they deserve it the way they treat people

  • rick eisenhart

    fort worth police like all police are just pretty boys with shitty attitudes they act like their never gonna get old i hope god gives them what they deserves and i hope they all rot in hell like they want people to for marijuana lets get rid of rick perry and legalize weed

  • Steff Marley

    I’all die waiting for Texas to legalize marijuana…. I WILL be moving to Colorado. Gonna start practicing saying you all instead of y’all now. (;

  • Its Makes Sense

    Legalizing in Texas would bring so much relief to our over crowded prison system and we sure could use the tax monies to improve our schools which are horrible in educating our students….we need better teachers…better equipment to teach with….

    • yourstruly

      i so agree because so many people are in there due to the drug!!set them free

    • Dolphin

      I agree about legalization, but the schools, at least in N. Texas, are pretty good, but the state could definitely use the tax money.

      • knotweed

        The tax money is the problem. Going after it is Big Pharma, Budweiser and the for profit prison lobbyists.
        Our Congressmen/women all work for these pimps.

  • T.

    No One has ever killed any one on Pot, also it does not anger people like alcohol.

  • Simple man Waco tx

    Legalize it and regulate it… It jus decriminalize it…. Make the laws similar to alcohol… Ppl say that if we legalize weed a worker will go outside smoke a joint And come back n work high…. No u dumb shit that don’t mean anything like that but ppl are gon do what they want, and not jus with weed alcohol pills meth n everything else, but also jus changing laws on it were its legal to possess and grow under circumstances and guidelines would be alright or go to the city and get licenses to grow whatever amounts by paying a fee jus so the state gets there “wanted cut out of it” n we all can be good…. Something like that lol

    • Stoned Antichrist

      If people are saying a worker will go outside, smoke a joint, come back in high if it’s decriminalized then they are retarded because people already do that lol. They don’t have much of an argument considering people will do it regardless of whether not it’s decriminalized. The people that don’t do it, well let’s face it I’m pretty sure they value their job more than smoking 1 joint to be high at work because no job = no money to buy your bud. Hahaha.

  • I have lived i Texas m whole life. I sufferfrom MANY MAJOR medica illnesse some sh as Crohn’s, Severe Intractable Migraines, I have had 5 MAJOR operation on my lungs and rach has casued MAJOR nerve damage. I have to hav aother surgery this year to repair a leak in my left lung. That surgery will be 1+ hours long. I have ben tking STRONG opiod pain meds for the pain and nausea or years. Ihave NO appetite. I have only smoked once in my life and it was one time about 4 years ago, but wassome RALLY bad cheap stff, got NOTHING from it. Would like t try to REAL stuff to see if I could drop a lot of this otherbad stuff going into me. Damned government always holding something that could potentially help SO many people. My dad has cancer and is undergoing chemo, he cany eat, nauseated ALL day, think it would really benft him as well. Help gain some weght back on him.. Just pisses me off…

    • hippie

      kush,sour diesel,corn…that will make you eat and help you and yo dad out a lot

  • MaeMarie

    Texas needs to legalize cannabis already. It’s healthier than tobacco and quite frankly its extremely helpful in cases of depression and anger issues. it has always helped me and is unfair.

    • stone420Odessa

      Not to mention hunger disorders

      • cat

        i agree….my friend got trampled by a horse…tore his stomach…after repairs.he didnt want to eat…went down to like 98 lbs…looked like skeletor….dr prescribed it and it saved his life…we all thought he was gonna die. now he is healthy and happy.

  • Issac Yesuf

    Texas farmers, ranchers and gardeners could capitalize on this plant. It is so versatile. From a therapeutic medicine, holy sacrament to industrial plastic composite materials and biofuel. Why all the denial and rejection of such an amazing renewable resource. Touted as a Billion dollar crop in the ’30s by Popular Mechanics Magazine! The deal is it is such a formidable competitor to big corporations. The time has come for this weed to be freed into our free market instead of exiled to the “black” market systems. It is safer than a six pack of beer and a carton of cigarettes. If we can drink responsibly and read a government warning label than we should partake of marijuana if we want to. Zero deaths from its use and the side affects are happy, hungry and sleepy! Texas has to join CO, WA ! It just makes so much cents to capitalize on such a valuable commodity instead of ignoring it and treating it like a worthless weed when in scientific terms its the tree of life and the healing of nations that can help shelter, clothe and feed us!

  • Drew

    Is there ANY legitimate information about… Why Not????

  • stone432OdessaTx

    Rep. dem. or redneck we should all smoke a bowl and legalize it and let all the laws blow away with the smoke!!!!!

  • Sane210

    Weed I’m still gonna smoke it even if its illegal…. Don’t really matter

  • Colt

    Shit I’m 16 I love weed its no harm if anything drinking should be legalized ppl die for that shit almost everyday;O … But not weed<3

    • Texassquare

      Grow up first! You don’t know what you don’t know which is a lot at your young age.

      • xgdfg

        what he does know though which alot of people know is it’s harmless so go do some e-parenting elsewhere

    • Clean Brain

      See now that is what I would expect from a 16 year old – but what is wrong with the rest of you?

  • Colt

    I mean illegal sorry I’m stoned((:

    • Clean Brain

      Just stupid stoned.

  • Legalize Today! We need to follow in Colorado’s footsteps and watch all of these DWI incident fall to the wayside. Legalize now Texas is ready!

    • Clean Brain

      Yes Colorado is a fine example of what we want to be. Watch the news….

  • Just your Daily Smoker

    There are more harsh chemicals in the things we.use in our daily lives that are allowed , yet a simple plant, a herb is a threat to our state? Doesn’t make sense, correct? I’d rather illegalize alcohol and consider marijuana as a alternative. people , alcoholics turn to beer and such to.ease they’re pain, yet causing damage.to their liver and.ect. yet marijuana a natural plant… is more dangerous? Ithink our states govt needs to just chill out and smoke a blunt.. and realize they needa pass this shit right on over to us! Haha

    • Clean Brain

      How about just dealing with life as an adult and not self medicating at all?

  • Cici

    Bud is legal in my household. I’m good. :)

  • Sakura420

    1st of all where I live in Texas pretty much everyone smokes weed lawyers, rednecks, doctors, nurses, dem., rep. it does not matter. Being right by the border it can be easy to get. So why not just legalize it ,let it be imported and tax it to get the state out of debt as well as the country. The USA it based on credit but it does not lead by example. So why not start! Plus the cost to house people in jail for marijuana charges only pits this state and country in more debt. Lay off the pot heads and go after the people involved in coke, meth, rock, you would have more money to do it. So come on Texas and the US get smart you can do it!

    • Clean Brain

      I live in Texas also near the boarder. The people that I know that smoke pot are mostly lazy ass losers even if they are lawyers, rednecks, doctors or nurses. And I sure as hell wouldn’t want a pot head “taking care” of me.

  • A Fellow Texan

    Im from Texas, and no we are not a redneck state, we just have strong Southern Hospitality roots and a strong Southern Mind, but I strongly believe if Texas was to legalize marijuana it will really help get our police force focus off of trying to I.D cars suspect of marijuana possession and get them to go after meth labs, cocaine, crack and heroin dealers and more importantly the sex offenders and child rapest, they are the ones that deserve to be behind bars not a teen thats has possession of 2 to 5 grams of marijuana, it brands a young man or woman for the rest of their lives, and legalization would benefit our states economy, which has been at the top of the nations overall stability, Texas has the potential to thrive even more just like that of California, Washington, and Colorado, and California has been in trouble, economic wise, for quite some time and now I read their economy is at a steady climb, Im glad to see that, if California can get out of an economic hole its been in for many years, then I know Texas will be able to expand its already stable economy even further, Hopefully it is legalized…..

  • Texassquare

    Sorry folks, marijuana still won’t be allowed by many employers. I would assume drug testing will still go on. Many owners and bosses don’t want dumb asses working for their businesses. For example, I for one don’t want a stoned Air Traffic Contoller directing my flight or an H.E.B. truck driver in traffic along side of me.

    In addition, many in the general public will treat pot smokers who do it in public like piriha. It’s bad enough for a regular old smoker these days. LOL They can legalize it but they can’t make people be respectful of users. Better not do it around the children either.

    Since when are Rednecks the only ones against the legalization of pot? A whole lot of smart Texans are against it. :) We aren’t the Rocky Mountian high state of Colorado and Austin and Houston are not representative of our Conservative state which is Texas. Try opening your minds a little and removing yourselves from your glass house that some of you are in. :) Not everyone likes the idea.

    • cat

      stupid…i passed every exam with “A”‘s when on it back in the day when younger. It kept me seriously focused… without it i hoped to get a “C”.

      • Texassquare

        I’m glad for your success but IMO you are not representative of the majority. It’s hard to believe you were smoking it daily and it made you smarter. LOL Over my 50 years I know successfull people too but I’ve known way more people just drifting through the day in a haze and totally unmotivated who aren’t living out their potential.

        That’s their right to pursue happiness with some risk but I don’t want the Country to encourage anymore folks (children) to use it than already do. For me it’s mostly about the young people. I’m really glad I had a drugfree base to go back to when I decided it was time make a change in my life. If I didn’t remember that being straight felt pretty good I might not of gotten back there. Quiting cold turkey 20 years ago was still the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

        Many people like me eventually get burned out after a number of years and or use the pot high as a stepping stone to experiment with other highs and screw up their lives. I don’t think it helps to make better life decisions. At 50 I wish I had a few of my brain cells back. LOL And no, I don’t think pot is as bad as alcohol. So what!

        By the 1920’s america was were well past being able to illegalizing alcohol. I say, what happens if in 25 years we as a society decide legalizing pot wasn’t a good idea because of consequences we didn’t foresee. Like alcohol we can’t put the genie back in the bottle. Let’s ease the punishment a little on the quanities held but don’t legalize across the board. Many Police look the other way now and it’s only a misdemeanor now for a joint.

        Lastly I would of never been able to write down my thoughts in an articulate fashion when I was a stoner. I notice there are a lot of short responses on this site. LOL Just kidding!!

        • Texassquare’smother

          your just spewing bullshit man and lets remmeber you’re not the majority so quit chiming in on what others say like a bitch and saying “YOU DO NOT REPRESENT THE MAJORITY BLAH BLAH BLAH” because we already fucking know the majority supports it it’s just going to take some time as with anything else trying to be legalised..

          and i did great in school because of pot so this brain cell shit you keep saying is rubbish because i’ve allways been able to write down my thoughts in an articulate fashin stoned or not.but just remember your the 37% against it so quit saying “pot isnt as bad as alcohol” when you turn around and talk shit about it.. anyways let people write their shit without your ass getting pissy and saying YOU ARENT THE MAJORITY because that doens’t really matter…

          • fuckyou

            well im glad people like texassquare are diminishing..” It’s hard to believe you were smoking it daily and it made you smarter” who are you to say it didn’t ? fuck off

          • Texassquare

            Hey dummy, I’m not chiming in. I wrote all of my on material about my opinion which you can’t handle without losing what’s left of your shriveled up mind, So sad Charlie !! :)

            I did respond to the kid because it’s sad. I feel damn sorry for his parents. And I would never e-parent him because he’s so hooked he doesn’t care about anything else. Pot is God!!

            Doesn’t care just like you or wouldn’t write with such hate. in your heart. You sure sound like Liberal Democrat the way you demonize the opposite opinion. Thanks for proving all of my points correct with all of your dain bramaged comments. LOL Your response lackd comprehension but I won’t waste time correcting you.

            You’re so typical in that you’ll make every lame excuse why you’re addiction is good for everyone and it should be made easier for you to get high.

            Well I guess you can stand for one thing in your waste of a life. Put that in you pipe and smoke it. Ha,ha I know you will..

            This is kind of fun pissing you guys off. It’s so easy! I knew it would be.when I came on here :) LOL

    • dafuqwhyyoustupid?

      why not make it legal it was fine for hundreds of years before they illegalised it to whats the big fucking deal why not legalise it or do you not have any better reason other than, “oh well it’s illegal so it must be bad.” so maybe tkae your own advice please and remove yourself from the… glass house? you seem to be trapped in.and i dn’t do it around children either but i see people accepting alchohol around their children so thats just stupid and being in texas you probably wouldnt know the status of what employers would allow.

      • dafuqwhyyoustupid?

        …would allow if it were to be legal*

    • I was sitting here, clinging to my bible and guns ..drinking a beer and listening to Rush Limbaughs call to behead all non white people, filling out insurance coverage for my precious tea bags if god forbid the worst happens, and behold, you make me spit my beer out all over my computer, that i bought from taking advantage of some poor person while I got rich on Oil contacts in Iraq.

  • Brandon

    Marijuana is gonna be legal within a decade trust me.

    • Clean Brain

      Trust me, in Texas, it is not.

  • Thick Jim bob

    This is what I’m a say. “Hey do you smoke pot?” And ima say. “Hell no I don’t smoke that shit! I eat it!!” ;)

    • Clean Brain

      This is why you are Thick, Jim Bob.l

  • disqus_3npvxWhb7l

    I am a 50 year old from Texas with chronic pancreatitis and would love for marijuana to be legal to take for pain. People who have never had chronic pain just dont have any idea what people like me are.going through . I would vote yes for it and would.smoke it if it were legal. Ive taken all other pain meds and every one of them , why not try it.

    • Clean Brain

      My sister lives in Texas, has lung cancer and gets her medical marijuana filled at Walgreens. Ask your doctor.

      • Teri Mills

        She does not. Marijuana is not legal in Texas even for medical purposes. I live in TX and have chronic pain. You cannot get a prescription for it and you cannot have it filled at your local pharmacy. Either you are lying or you are sadly misinformed.

  • holy smoke

    we should legalize the marijuana for recreational use

  • raymon

    it dont matter if they legalize it or not people are still gonna smoke it no matter what the law says i say fuck the law all their doing is locking up harmless people in prision for marijuana i mean come on do your fucking job and arrest murders and theives not harmless potheads

  • sadly realistic

    As with so many things these days if we the people were actually allowed to vote .. we would learn what the country thought and wanted.. But as with so many other things that it seems we re not SMART enought to decide about on our own.. we have other people that are allowed to make those decisions for us…

    Not how I understood our country was supose to have been founded.. but money has changed and curropted soooo many things for us over the last decade it imbarrassaing…

  • rabbit

    They dont want it legal but I cant guarantee 70 percent of Texas population smomes

    • Clean Brain

      People always think that what they do is right and that other people agree with them. It’s called justification.

  • rabbit

    Can*

  • legalize in Texas! it same thing like as alcohol!! you understand to who is the opposite of marijuana are dumbass!!!!!!! Marijuana helps everything relief! I know im not stupid Police do drugs, iswear to god same thing what they do steriod and hid of families members who do drugs everything what they dont care!! Texas are champ state most of the Idiot country ever I live!!

    • Mr. smith

      if lawmakers allow men who fuck each other in the ass get married, legalizing weed should make it through congress with a breeze lol.

      • Pot Head In Texas

        Do you think TEXAS will let men marry men Bahahahahahaha

  • Waro

    IDC JUST SMOKE IT! Marijuana never get harm! Texas law are stupid! The prohbition isn’t work! Never fixed! I know government or officers just hid from us they can do anything what they want! They only want to arrest they never arrest their family member! I don’t trust officers at all! Their stupid! Same as alcohol.. If I arrest I could explain and take them to court every time when I caught! I’m over 21 should be allow for recreational! Stop being stupid arrest for no reason not fair for alcohol!

    • Clean Brain

      Waro – the brain damage has already started.

      • laughing hyena

        LOL, good one!

  • M

    I would definitely vote a yes for this. When marijuana was criminalized it was done so by people with inaccurate tests and a poor understanding of the drug. Pharmaceutical companies farm out some of the worst possible “medications” to the public with side effect lists as long as my arm. Many of these drugs have side effects that include suicide and violent behavior. Marijuana has side effects as well but very few experience negative side effects. Most just get hungry.

  • Kyle

    My uncle smoked marijuana…. He killed his wife and his kids.

    • Your uncle was crazy and a murderer. Marijuana didn’t do it.

    • Teri Mills

      There is no cause and effect in your statement.

  • save the controversy, prohibition creates black markets

  • no victim no crime

    • laughing hyena

      I don’t see that as a good reason to legalize. It is not a reason at all. Try harder.

      • Morpheous

        i have a better idea, instead of ME proving why it should be legalized.. YOU justify putting me in a cage and potentially ruining my life and putting me thru a broken system

  • GhettO1stamendment

    It would be the next Black Gold, Texas Tea, Y’all know- shooting at the ground might dry up? And get the neighbors “Mexico” to back the truck up .

  • Holly

    Guys worried about Rep versus Dem, the stereotypical attacks
    on Texans, and grammar: chill out, smoke a bowl, and realize that arguing about this pointless shit will not get marijuana legalized. Jesus.

  • Dupont lied.. Legalize it already! It has less side effect than all of the pills on the market, and for chronic pain sufferes only the chronic will do, think of all the cancer patients who are made to suffer or move out of their state to get some relief. How can a God fearing people trust man made substances over something the good lord put on the earth for us to enjoy? I’d rather be in a bar with happily stoned people, than a bunch of angry drunks who are going to leave and run into stuff.

  • TXVetGirl5

    Did making meth, coke, heroin, crack, ect illegal stop the usage, manufacturing, or selling of the product?? If you made pot legal, it will free up space in jail, provide a little more tax income for the state, increase food sales, provide a healthier alternative to conventional meds, support the TDA, and will also open up more jobs thus creating higher employment. Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and other popular disorders will improve. Legalize it. Heck, maybe the “Southern Hospitality” will get better too. Lol.

  • nessakit

    I have always been completely opposed to marijuana, so much in fact that the way I felt about it caused problems between my husband and I. I was diagnosed with IIH in August of 2012 along with that came vision problems and headaches that literally made me sick. The medication that was prescribed didnt work and the next ones stronger that I was to be prescribed were so strong and highly addictive that I really didnt want to even attempt them. After more than a week of my husband coming home from work and finding me crying and hadnt got out of bed all day. I couldnt even function to do normal activities. My husband suggested that I smoke. He practically had to force me since weed had never been something that I had ever done, but afterwards I am a firm believer that Yes it should be legalized at least for medical reasons if not completely…. It is such a shame that all of the medicatioms that I have to take on a daily basis and is so expensive that it doesnt actually work but something that is naturally grown does work but it is illegal.

    • schmack_the_knife

      It’s called “enlightenment”.

      • Clean Brain

        Get real. Its called “stoned”.

    • Clean Brain

      It is not illegal when it is prescribed by a doctor – same as pain medications and other medications that addicts would like unlimited access to.

      • Teri Mills

        It is illegal even for medical use in most states.

  • JAYJAY RAIDER KLAN

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  • Optimistic guy

    You people arguing just need to smoke a little

    • Clean Brain

      I bet your a real successful and ambitious guy.

  • jaspreet

    You could certainly see your expertise in the work you writeBuy Legal bud, legal herb, herbal vaporizers,legal buds,

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  • riku

    we are not all rednecks in texas the majority are either black or hispanic, but im 100% with legalization.

    • laughing hyena

      why?

  • Brad Stenberg

    Sorry it’s taking forever to get alcohol in all the counties, weed will take much longer.

  • nigurs

    i think ( actually i KNOW ) alchohol is much worse.

    • Clean Brain

      Yes and murderer is “worse” than rapest but I wouldn’t want to be around either.

      • Smokey

        Or even worse, a politician or a “holier than thou” bigot. The ground is level at the foot of the cross, and a REAL American believes that “All men are created equal”. We’re all guilty, and all need a saviour…not believing it doesn’t change it.

  • al delomeli

    i was born and raised in california,till i packed mybags and moved to dallas,i went back almost 4yrs. ago cali. is handing out marijuana cards like candy on holloween! i only stayed there 3yrs. and came back to texas. that state is full of dumb asses and criminals now, people getting kill/shot for trying to steal peoples dope! i did my share of reffers but never abused it i hope marijuana does not becxome legal in texas, im batttling colon,liver&lung cancer im sure it will help me but im still gonna kiss my ass goodbye !

    • teedoffatobama

      amen you sir are very smart, there are those who will attack your thoughts verbally but never change them and the mighty powers of the creator will do what he thinks best for you is, some of us live a long time and some of us die get to go to heaven sooner and rewarded there quicker .I shall pray for you

  • nigurs

    silver=20$ an ounce (limited)
    gold=1200$ an ounce (limited)
    Palladium=650$ an ounce (limited)

    pot= 350$ an ounce ( Unlimited resource)
    How the fuk are we in debt? Oh cause idiots are in charge lol.

  • teedoffatobama

    how long would a business be in business if all of it’s workers came in high or got high at work ? What insurance companies would insure those who drove high or worked high? Since federal law overrides state law, when an instance where harm or death occurred which court is going to find the pot smokers innocent?I hope I never live to see it legal by the federal government, as far now I call in every pot smoker I see to the authorities

    • Don’tDoIt

      Replace high with drunk. Has the world stopped spinning?

      • teedoffatobama

        you can replace the word high with any other vice you choose that is legal according to federal laws, name 1 business that allows it’s employees to work and function under the influence of any thing that gives you a buzz or a high, then post the name of this business and it’s address here so those of us who don’t indulge in your ways of getting loaded can stop using this business

        • Todd Scott

          Good to know you are soooo much better than everyone else. And I love how you completely dodged the alcohol angle entirely by jumping to the schedule 1 issue, And you probably did that b/c you had NO other way to go b/c your argument is invalid. Not too mention that you OBVIOUSLY don’t know what the back story is on why it is illegal. Uneducated fools like you are what is causing this country to go down the toilet.. and if you are ALL about following the law and being a good little sheep – then you must be outraged at everything going on with our government currently, as they try to further invade and rape our rights guaranteed by the Constitution. There is a REASON States are moving towards legalization, and the feds will soon follow suit b/c they are driven by the all mighty $$ and not what is in the best interest of any of us. Funny though how with the sweeping levels of acceptance of Marijuana, we are finding all of these amazing uses for it.. Seems there was a study released that likened pot as a CURE for Chrons disease… that is regulates blood sugar NATURALLY in the human body – specifically diabetics.. that it is a great anti-nausea fix…. that it helps chemo patients and AIDS patients deal with pain and nausea due to their conditions. But yeah you go ahead and quit visiting businesses that back legalization all you want.. it wont change a thing.. and when it does become legal at the fed level you can take your “holier than thou” attitude and hatred for things you don’t know, and feel FREE to leave the country and go somewhere else. Your ignorance is going to cost you dearly in life at some point, and your hate is only going to compound it.

          • teedoffatobama

            I am better than those who choose to go against the law, and if you were here and I saw you smoking weed or smelled it I would turn you in too just as well, as far as my hatred for it yes I have many good reasons why those who smoked weed cost me more than once and hurt my children too. As far as states needing money get rid of all the 30 million illegals in the country and I can guarantee ya the accounts of money being sent to them by our government for such services as food stamps social security schooling medical costs will result in billions real quickly back and the easiest way for that is E-VERFIY

          • ..and the pursuit of happiness

            Thank you for your self-defeating verbage. No need to debate ignorant folk.

          • Ever heard of epistemology?

            If no one chose to go against the law, you would not have your freedom as you do today, but rather you would most likely be enslaved. Think about it.

          • teedoffatobama

            that’s called chaos when everyone goes against the grain dog eat dog world I hope that never occurs As for being enslaved I don’t consider laws to be that maybe you do and then you should think about having open borders no fences on your property no doorlocks or window locks or any other device designed to keep out others because you want no rules

          • Teri Mills

            Do you remember your grade school history at all? The reason that we are a democratic country and that we have the system of government that you are so fond of is because regular citizens rose up against an unfair form of government that did not listen to them. It was only called chaos by those who sought to keep the status quo which befitted those in charge at the expense of the populace.

            We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

            Not chaos, revolution.

        • USMC0021

          ignorance is bliss. Enjoy your prescription pills that eating your insides and your booze to wash it down with. You brainwashed sheep. Refer Madness still doing its work I guess. Do your research. If you spent half the time that you spent typing on here and did a little reading on the subject I guarantee you will learn something. But if you are too lazy to learn than you are just another ignorant sheep

          • blkhd512

            Thank you!! Someone around here is smart!!

        • teedoffatignorantpeople

          You make an excellent argument for legallizing marijuana!

        • blkhd512

          You can get a buzz (or high for that matter) off of prescription drugs (which are legal). Whatchu think about that, moron?

    • chezzypam

      I would HOPE that companies would know when an employee was high, and take action asthe ones whocame oo work drinking and drank on the job,by the way do you know how many out there drink on the job?? There is a place and time for everything.Mine is in my own home with doors closed. Meaning I did not go to work high nor on the job.I found it to be a better stress release then popping the top of a beer or two,due to the fact that drinking raises my anger level. When I worked as a shift manager and knew if one my employees was high I sent them home! I feel there are worst drugs out there and even killing .our youth.Why can’t you be more up in that then your averge pot smoker?? Wich is an HERB and NOT a DRUG. There is a word for people like you it’s called snitch.

      • laughing hyena

        I still have not read a post giving a good reason why marijuana should be legalized.

        • Larry Cates

          Are you kidding me? Do you honestly believe that all the pharmaceuticals on the market are better for you than a natural plant that God himself made? Look at all the side effects of pharmaceuticals, all the lawsuits from side effects, all the overdoses, all the deaths and complications associated with medications and mis-prescribed medications. You obviously don’t know anything about marijuana so just shut up and keep taking your man made meds.

          • teedoffatobama

            I use to work the detection canines so I do know enough about drugs of all types.I don’t take any prescripts I live on natral therapy juices legally and havent needed any doctors nearly 10 years this includes double pneumonia and staph infection

        • teedoffatobama

          the dopers will claim it will generate a wealth of money to the government and that money will cost more than those dopers are worth

        • Lucid

          Aside from making most who take it more peaceful, accepting, and more open-minded, how about personal freedom?

          It’s upsetting and mind-boggling the number of people in this world who believe they know the “correct” way to live and try to impose their faux morality on others, which ironically results in untold pain and suffering. This negatively hurts not only the users, but the ripple affect hurts their family, friends, friends of friends, and eventually YOU, whether you realize it or not.

          There are so many reasons to legalize — one must merely open their eyes. Here are just a few more reasons: fewer drug-related arrests, fewer prisoners (and we can keep the true criminals imprisoned longer), more police to fight real crime, less power for organized crime, lower taxes (fewer judges, DEA agents, prosecutors, guards, etc.), more productivity (due to fewer folks in prison and lesser unemployment due to arrest/conviction records and drug testing)

          Granted, most of these benefits would be even greater from legalizing or at least decriminalizing all drugs, but I won’t even get into arguing that now — it’s too much for most folks in this country to even argue in a mature way at this point in time.

          Look around you, the world is full of suffering, greed, corruption and all around human failure. Major changes in the way we think are crucial to our redemption as a species. I truly believe the legalization of this plant can play a role in transforming the world from the inside-out.

          Most of the stoners I know are among the most pleasant and generous folks around. Why is there such hate for these people?

          Please, for the sake of humanity, think honestly about what you stand for and believe.

        • Terry Wilson

          well one reason that you have not heard of a good reason is you don’t want to hear a good reason any reason someone could give would not be good enough if I told you If you smoke pot $100.00 bill would fall out of you ears you would find fault with that so for you there is no good answer sorry buddy

    • Bean

      How long would a business be in business if all of its workers came in drunk or got drunk at work? What insurance companies would insure those who drove drunk or worked drunk. Do you see how stupid your argument is?

      • teedoffatobama

        just a couple of weeks ago a crane operator high under the influence of weed killed 6 people , you find out if it’s so important how long he kept coming to work high or gettin high at work if that’s important to you, what’s more important is 6 people had to die to bring this out

        • Joe

          And how do they know he was High? How do you know he was , because you were told by the media. In my Sixty years of being on this earth, it haqs never been heard of.

          • teedoffatobama

            BECAUSE HE WAS TESTED FOR ALL SUBSTANCES AFTER THE 6 PEOPLE DIED, go do your research on it like I have it’s the gospel truth

          • maurice .james

            just because he had marijuana in his system does not mean he was high at that very moment,

          • teedoffatobama

            lol just because I drank 5 beers hours ago officer doesn’t mean I have alcohol in my bloodstream???/ are you kiddin Murice??the fact the accident killed 6 people was a result from usage of the weed

          • maurice .james

            you really are ignorant, people will test positive for Marijuana up to a month after smoking it,

          • teedoffatobama

            u never read a dam thing I wrote and figured it out so dont reply no more you ASSHOLE

          • maurice .james

            I read your assumption that he was high when it happened, and I read your assumption that weed caused the entire accident, for whatever reason, you’re putting your own spin on this making it seem as if Marijuana, and only Marijuana caused that accident, which is ridiculous, there are several other variables at play in a situation like that. you may have something personal against pot, getting all lathered up about it when someone challenges you kinda proves it. have a good life being sour

          • teedoffatobama

            As Joe Friday would say, “Just the facts, mister.”

          • Focus on Violent Crime

            Wow, I don’t spoke pot, and really don’t have much opinion one way or another, but you shouldn’t preach onaboon topics you are not familiar with. Do some homework before lighting up the boards with ignorant rant.

          • laughing hyena

            I don’t need to know if he was high or not. he had marijuana in his system, period. now give me a good reason why marijuana should be legalized. I’m sure you know that use of marijuana for personal enjoyment is not a good reason.

          • maurice .james

            so by your logic, if you were drunk last last night, and get into a car accident later tonight, you’d be ok with getting a DUI, I mean hey, you did after all have alcohol in your system…

          • blkhd512

            It saved a kid that had cancer’s life not too long ago. Remember that story?? Bet not!! If it weren’t for marijuana, that kid would’ve starved to death and just layed there and died. You don’t anything about marijuana.

          • Larry Cates

            I think you must be baiting people for a response. Nobody is as stupid as you make out to be. Alcohol and tobacco have done more harm and affected more lives than marijuana will ever be found to have caused. You need to do more research than just taking one isolated incident and forming an opinion.

        • ISMAEL

          YOU CAN DO THE SAME THING WITH ALCOHOL

        • blkhd512

          He must’ve been on something other than weed. It takes just a few days for some drugs to get out of you system, where as, it take marijuana up to twenty-one or more. You never know what he was really on that day.

          • teedoffatobama

            A routine building demolition turned into tragedy this week in Philadelphia when the building that was being torn down collapsed into a Salvation Army store, killing six people and injuring a dozen more. It has now been revealed that the crane operator, 42 year old Sean Benschop, was under the influence of marijuana and codeine at the time of the demolition accident. His blood and urine had been tested after the collapse and came back positive.
            Previous records show that Benschop has a lengthy criminal history including 11 arrests for possession and distribution of drugs along with assault and theft.

          • Teri Mills

            The fault lies with the employers who hired someone with that kind of record to operate a crane. If he had a long history of DUI for alcohol he and he was coming to work drunk and the employers did nothing and did not run regular drug/alcohol screenings they would have been just as responsible. Also, your article states that he was under the influence of codeine as well as marijuana. Your argument that this is a good reason to keep pot illegal is invalid as it does not address the actual issue.

            Any mood altering substance can be misused or abused with tragic results, but we do not criminalize them for that reason alone. Walk through your local pharmacy and you will see dozens of otc medications that are abused everyday. Try the stationary or hardware section of the local Walmart to find other substances that are abused as well. The government cannot keep people from being stupid and irresponsible, they can only hold them liable after the fact.

            If you want to argue against the decriminalization of marijuana you need to find a better argument.

          • Kristina

            I have a question. How come weed is Not legal to 6uy,6ut u can 6uy products with hemp in them, such as lotions, at your local Walmart? That just doesn’t make any sense to me!

          • Terry wilson

            now lets be real here do you think the only reason this happened was because he was under the influence or could it have been other circumstance’s so we will blame Marijuana and not the freakin dumbass for using it on the job trust me it was the operator not the pot that’s like saying the car killed the person not the driver

      • laughing hyena

        there is no argument if there is a good reason to legalize marijuana use

        • ISMAEL

          its the number one cash crop in the united states and its illegal. LEGALIZE IT

    • Joe

      You sir or mam , would have to be the most ignorant person when it comes to Marijuana, not even trying to do research on it. You must of had a bad bringing up, or maybe you are just playing with us.

      • Read some Bertrand Russell

        I think you may be right, this person has to be playing with us. Surely no one can be this ignorant and foolish.

  • Jay Bird

    Legalize it and tax it. There are rules that can be put in place to keep people from using it x amount of time before starting work just like there are for alcohol(which in my opinion is a lot more deadly than weed ever could be). I’m sure that there are ways to test for impairment while driving or while on the job. Legalize weed and make it illegal to drink alcohol.

    • laughing hyena

      give me a good reason why use of marijuana need to be legalized.

      • bonzo

        Because the most dangerous side effect is Law Enforcement. The Police have KILLED innocent people over these INSANE laws (raiding the wrong house and poor judgement).

      • propcontrol

        Medicinal use is one with or without RX.

      • 3times

        Because you never hear about anyone getting high and killing a family of four. You never hear about stoned people robbing a house. You never hear about a high person shooting someone else. But you’ll jump down with both feet if anyone DARES to take away your fucking wine or beer. If you and your asshole cronies can’t gather in the backyard and get drunk off your asses, then your marching on city hall the next day. You’re the kind of people who only accept what you do as being ok. Why do people who are high never run??? Cause they’ll fall the fuck down. What if we say, let’s make alcohol illegal, it is, after all, responsible for more deaths in a single city than marijuana is in the entire country. If you haven’t tried it, shut the fuck up. That alone gives you no platform whatsoever to even open your mouth on the subject.

      • disqus_RUOr7qtvmk

        How many other naturally grown plants that you know of that are illegal?

        It is a natural plant, not a manufactured drug. There are many benefits to hemp aside from catching a buzz.

        I do not believe there is a record of anyone ever overdosing and dying from hemp.

      • Terry Wilson

        give me one good reason not to legalize it and I mean a good one

  • cha1ned

    The dangers associated with the legalization of marijuana cultivation include risking that the public learn the truths and risks first-hand through experience… and ultimately learns to distrust the government

    • Larry Cates

      What? Anyone with half a brain already knows that our politicians are the biggest bunch of money-hungry crooks on the planet and are not to be trusted. The only danger associated with the legalization of marijuana is the government taxing it to the moon! Marijuana is by far safer and less addictive than 99.99% of the pharmaceuticals that are prescribed everyday by doctors who are getting kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies, the same pharmaceutical companies that are bribing the politicians to keep marijuana illegal.

  • Roy Mackey

    texas peoples is just backward when some doctors will give a patients strong medicine and they get addict to To smoke marijuana is not an adddiction I believe tabaco smoker would stop and maybe it would be less cancer patient

  • bigdog

    that would be great if they did

  • cindy

    @Clean brain…I believe you need to change your name to closed minded brain…Hemp was only made illegal based on propaganda and lies…Please do your research…I’m not sure if you believe in God or not, but I believe there is a purpose for everything natural that is in this world…are you sure you don’t work for a pharmaceutical company? Nothing you have said ,so far, makes any sense. did you know, that it was at one time, mandated to be grown by farmers?

  • Tom Bennett

    With Willie Nelson as the Patron Saint of Texas I’d have to say they are already 40 years too late.

  • Al

    I have smoked marijuana since 1971 for recreational purposes! getting a good buzz,having a good old time laughing and hanging out with friends was the whole idea not to mention munching out with a serious appetite that followed! Being a Texan was perhaps my worst fear of getting caught and arrested because of the severity that marijuana is considered a serious crime in this backwards thinking state. A few decades ago I was most fortunate to move to San Francisco California and lived right down the road from Denis Peron, founder of California’s proposition 215,the Medical Marijuana Initiative.I was able to obtain a Cannabis Medical Card because I have kidney stones,a couple years later in 2010 they operated me for Pancreatic Cancer,and till this very day I know that if I had not been smoking any of the good stuff that I would have never found out that I had Pancreatic Cancer. Sorry to say that I had to move back to Texas in 2010 and now I have to take all different kinds of medications that give me side effects that I am not used to! So I sure wish that Texas States Legislatures would hurry up and make marijuana Legal,I can’t wait to resume smoking some good old joints again!

  • Pama Lou Sullivan

    i have Smoked marijuana since 1969 . Its not addicting ,. I think it should be legal, . Texas would be able to tax it , which would help , schools , homeless people , so many places that Texas could put those much need taxes to work helping Texas residents could be used for many help full things so legalize it . its a really great thing to do.

  • jessie andre ballard

    if Texas legalize marijuana, then they might as well legalizaed all other drugs., you see I have two kids, and there is no way that I i will have that around them legal or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Shecanhoop

      I totally agree. I also have kids and I don’t want it around them at all. I just moved from a state that legalized it and will not support it in any way.

      • Common Sense

        FYI your kids shouldn’t be around any drugs not just pot or alcohol
        ether and its your job to guide them that way not the government.

      • Common Sense

        oh one more thing, making things illegal does not make them go away. If it did you would have a point. fyi its easier to get illegal drugs in High school because drug dealers don’t care about age or the buyer. Dealer like to up sell. Kids come in for cheap drugs and one day they will get a harder more expensive drug b/c the cheap drug was “out of stock,” that is the only reason why pot could be a gateway drug but that is a man made side effect.

    • madmatt6773

      And you think they can’t get it at school?

    • madmatt6773

      And you think they can’t get it at school?

    • Common Sense

      Why would anyone say that if you make one drug legal then you should make all drugs legal. That does not make any sense. It is just something you heard to throw you off the real issues. If you really feel this way then you would have to feel the government should have made all drugs legal after prohibition. I just can not follow any common logic with your statement.

      FYI your kids shouldn’t be around any drugs not just pot or alcohol ether and its your job to guide them that way not the government.

    • kycountry

      I think you may be on the wrong site to be talking that shit. Teach your children and answer ANY question they may ask. Go fishing…..

    • michael

      Are you really this stupid. ALL other drugs? Meth Haroin Cocain? You see children are not allowed to smoke cigs or drink. Why don’t you teach you’r children something like tolerance, maybe even teach them to some research and learn about this and other things first before they just spew stupid like vomit.

    • Terry Wilson

      alcohol is everywhere and that is far more dangerous that pot get educated besides that they are already around it my dear if they are anywhere out side your home its there. you can control it much better if it is legal at least you know it won’t be lased with pcp or coke if you buy it from a dispecery.

  • Richard Horta

    Texas don’t want too legalize it, because then they wont be able to arrest people and charge them with that “crime” to get money out of our pockets, that is what is all about here in Texas, they want money..cops are driving Tahoe’s and new vehicle as police cars here in San Antonio every cop car is a new vehicle so think about where our money is going to..its going to law enforcement ..i hate how unfair Texas is ..they don’t give us the right to vote , they do everything behind doors and ThE WORST PART ABOUT IT ,IS ThAT EVERYBODY IN TEXAS IS SCARE TO STAND UP AND FIGhT FOR OUR RIGhTS!! I WISh WE CAN MARCh TOGEThER AND STAND UP BUT TRUTh IS ThEY WONT! TOO SCARED TOO!

    • JMCfromTX

      OK, you are a complete moron! The state makes far less money buy arresting users then they would legalizing weed and taxing the hell out of it. Buy arresting and fining a user, they make maybe a few hundred buck off one arrest every few years. If they tax it, that same user would spend thousands repeatedly. Oh yea, the state does not pay for SAPD vehicle, the city does.
      What are you talking about? I vote all the time in Texas, since when do we not have the right to vote?

      • michael

        Check your facts. the state gets far more than a “few” hundred dollars. it is thousands of dollars and the DEA gets hundreds of thousands. I know from where I speak. I’m sorry but you are the moron. the state profits greatly from its pot busts. think how much do you think a helicopter cost? they all have them oh and no these are not the traffic helicopters you see these are paid for buy the pot heads that are suffering. My friend died from cancer and weed would have improved the quality of the end of his life. Think about that.

  • BKTX57

    i swear, some people need to get there head outta their ass. weed comes from a seed not a lab, like pills, alcohol, meth, coke, and heroin. So i be would be guessing god put it here for a reason. And the government made it illegal because it makes them more money to keep it illegal. I believe it has good medical qualities, i’ve have seen it used for seizures, nausea for chemo for cancer and Aids patients. Do the research, before you condemn pot. don’t knock it before you’ve done that or tried it. it’s not addicting like pain killers or alcohol.

  • Towers62

    Do not waste your time trying to convince those people who think Marijuana is bad all around. They will not look at the big picture. They rather have tobacco killing people & knowing it doesn’t have any benefits at all. They are not aware about the tobacco & marijuana war when both were legal. How tobacco companies flood the country with bad publicity. We all know who won that war. Or that Cartels will loose lots of money that will stay in the country & leave across seas. Also create many jobs in every state. Every drug the FDA approves have side effects. Marijuana is the only one you can adjust to have little or no side effect in the lab. It helps cure a hand full of diseases. Help create appetite for cancer patients & used as a pain killer. Looks like they rather see people suffer because of their ignorance. Yes some people will take advantage of it. Just like they do everything else, like alcohol. But if you are someone who drinks alcohol you are just being a hypocrite. I see the good it could do if it is done right & I do not drink or smoke. I do not even take medications or use drugs. I take vitamins daily & use them & herbs when I get sick. I will never use marijuana because I do not need it. But their is a use for it. I took the time to research it.

    • Baron Kerschnuffle

      It’s not ignorance, but corporate profits that stand in the way. The drug co.s can not patent and control marijuana, and it would cut into the trillions they make on their synthetic, chemical crap, so they are fighting legalization.

  • al delomeli

    the one thing where california fucked up was defining the use of weed, if these pussies law maker stop flip floping on all issues i say legallize marijuana through out the country! this way the cartels can kiss they drug money goodbye!!! but it’s all about politics! pussies in the white house,senate & house of representives!!! need i say more?

    • Baron Kerschnuffle

      I agree it should be legal, but it probably would not stop the cartels, since their main thing is crack cocaine.

      • Robin Spake

        Texas would not be Texas if it weren’t for strangeness. When the Texas legislator was discussing a new and restrictive anti-abortion bill they made tampons and pads illegal in the chambers. Women had to empty their purses of tampons and pads because they were considered dangerous weapons. Guns are fine, but a tampon is a terroristic weapon (I did not make that up). BTW, condoms were also banned.

    • Karen Roberts

      right on

  • Katypoo

    Such an unfair consequence of these bad laws is that good people are being discriminated against due to failing the drug tests when applying for jobs. So many people can’t get back to work or the work they were doing before because employers are imposing these tests on new hires. If they’d test ALL employess, not just new hires and include testing their executives, they’d discover there’s a vast population out there that use marijuana- and it’s not just the bottom level workers, it’s everyone.
    Companies that do this yet hire drinkers are hypocrites. Parents who think marijuana will lead their kids to become heroin addicts/criminals are foolish and ignorant. Yes, the world is a scarey place full of sin, but marijuana isn’t what they should fear.
    I just moved to Texas from California. Texas needs to get with it and legalize pot. I want to go back to work and contribute to society, please. I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t drink – instead I smoke pot to relax and feel better when at home, on my own time. I don’t hurt anyone. Please, stop hurting me.

  • Katypoo

    Such an unfair consequence of these bad laws is that good people are being discriminated against due to failing the drug tests when applying for jobs. So many people can’t get back to work or the work they were doing before because employers are imposing these tests on new hires. If they’d test ALL employess, not just new hires and include testing their executives, they’d discover there’s a vast population out there that use marijuana- and it’s not just the bottom level workers, it’s everyone.
    Companies that do this yet hire drinkers are hypocrites. Parents who think marijuana will lead their kids to become heroin addicts/criminals are foolish and ignorant. Yes, the world is a scarey place full of sin, but marijuana isn’t what they should fear.
    I just moved to Texas from California. Texas needs to get with it and legalize pot. I want to go back to work and contribute to society, please. I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t drink – instead I smoke pot to relax and feel better when at home, on my own time. I don’t hurt anyone. Please, stop hurting me.

  • Katypoo

    Such an unfair consequence of these bad laws is that good people are being discriminated against due to failing the drug tests when applying for jobs. So many people can’t get back to work or the work they were doing before because employers are imposing these tests on new hires. If they’d test ALL employess, not just new hires and include testing their executives, they’d discover there’s a vast population out there that use marijuana- and it’s not just the bottom level workers, it’s everyone.
    Companies that do this yet hire drinkers are hypocrites. Parents who think marijuana will lead their kids to become heroin addicts/criminals are foolish and ignorant. Yes, the world is a scarey place full of sin, but marijuana isn’t what they should fear.
    I just moved to Texas from California. Texas needs to get with it and legalize pot. I want to go back to work and contribute to society, please. I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t drink – instead I smoke pot to relax and feel better when at home, on my own time. I don’t hurt anyone. Please, stop hurting me.

  • THE TRUTH

    Weed or hemp has more uses then just to be smoked or ingested by the human body. In the 19th century Hemp was used for paper, fiber, clothing, fuel, rubber, rope, medicine and many more uses! Hemp has the Longest molecule found on earth! In fact if you put all the other plants on earth together..you still would NOT equal Hemp in it’s usefulness for our lives. For instance, cotton needs half the chemicals on earth to grow and to be used for clothing or anything else. Hemp, however, does NOT. The reason? Hemp has NO known enemy’s! Except for Government’s and Law Enforcement of course. It is Naturally grown needing NO chemicals to grow or to be used for anything. If we started growing Hemp for paper just alone, we would NEVER need to cut down one tree ever again! Not only that Hemp plants grow at a faster rate (1 growing season vs. 20 years) than any tree in the world, Meaning you could grow a paper source faster, cheaper and stronger then any other tree could! Also 1 acre of Hemp produces the same amount of paper as 4 acres of trees! Not enough yet? Ok Hemp can also be made in to fuels that we could use today. Called Biomass fuel, the Hemp seed, just like the corn seed of today can be used to make a renewable source of Methanol fuel. Meaning there would be NO need for Oil based produced products ever again. Hemp could single handedly save and reduce our effect on our planet and minerals we rob from it every day! But why haven’t we switched back to using Hemp you ask? Well reason is because of “The Chamber of Commerce” A.K.A the corporate THUGs (such as Oil, Timber, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pharmaceutical & many more companies) want you to believe Hemp or Weed is bad for you. Which is complete B.S.! More people Die every year from Alcohol, Tobacco and Pharmaceutical related death’s than anyone dying from Hemp in the history of man!

    • Robin Salmansohn

      Big Pharma would love to sell you marijuana, because they stand to make billions from it. Biomass farmers of corn would not want hemp, nor would cotton growers or would growers of trees. As far as food, it would be a good source of food for starving countries in the world. It is not a ‘perfect food’, nothing is perfect, it is a good source of protein. The plastic source – petroleum would not be afraid of it, because all rubber and plastic is, and always will be, made from petroleum or natural gas fuel. We will never get away from petroleum nor switch to all methanol except for a few minor uses by some ‘green eco’ people. It is not a wonder plant that will replace all things because it must be grown, and we do not have an abundance of aridible soil to grow massive amounts of other plants. The people who want it to remain illegal are the people who make tons of money selling pot to stoners because it is illegal. If the mofia talks, congress says ‘yes boss’. The argument that it is a better recreational drug of choice than is alcohol fails as an argument for it’s legalization because it would not replace alcohol, it is yet another recreational drug. If marijuana were the legal societal drug then people would be making illegal alcohol (again). You can’t stop people from taking drugs because they make you feel good. We now have an ever increasing forms of bath salt type drugs, so called artificial marijuana drugs, and who knows how many party drugs. It would be great of marijuana was the only societal drug of choice, as it is the safest. I would not want my surgeon on weed, because marijuana also causes ‘marijuana memory burn’. I used to use marijuana as a medication, and I had memory problems when I was using it. I now take legal Rx drugs and have memory problems from those as well. I can’t be arrested for the Rx drugs, so I take them. Marijuana worked a lot better than the many drugs that I take today, and it is not harmful like my Rx drugs, it has no toxic side effects, nor is it a depressant. My doctor wishes that he could prescribe CBD oil for all of his patients. Federal laws suck. I wish that I diplomatic immunity so that I could use it in the privacy of my own home, but I don’t, nor do I wish to be arrested. Pharma pills I must take. I really don’t want be stoned, just healthy.

      • Karen Roberts

        I am with you, robin…..however, just like pot that would be sold recreational would be taxed, have a age limit and a maximum amount sold at one time.. there are many ways to make it legal and available and Texas with their barbaric ways have put Texas in a bad light thoughout this country.

    • Karen Roberts

      I could not have said it better

  • THE TRUTH

    Weed or hemp has more uses then just to be smoked or ingested by the human body. In the 19th century Hemp was used for paper, fiber, clothing, fuel, rubber, rope, medicine and many more uses! Hemp has the Longest molecule found on earth! In fact if you put all the other plants on earth together..you still would NOT equal Hemp in it’s usefulness for our lives. For instance, cotton needs half the chemicals on earth to grow and to be used for clothing or anything else. Hemp, however, does NOT. The reason? Hemp has NO known enemy’s! Except for Government’s and Law Enforcement of course. It is Naturally grown needing NO chemicals to grow or to be used for anything. If we started growing Hemp for paper just alone, we would NEVER need to cut down one tree ever again! Not only that Hemp plants grow at a faster rate (1 growing season vs. 20 years) than any tree in the world, Meaning you could grow a paper source faster, cheaper and stronger then any other tree could! Also 1 acre of Hemp produces the same amount of paper as 4 acres of trees! Not enough yet? Ok Hemp can also be made in to fuels that we could use today. Called Biomass fuel, the Hemp seed, just like the corn seed of today can be used to make a renewable source of Methanol fuel. Meaning there would be NO need for Oil based produced products ever again. Hemp could single handedly save and reduce our effect on our planet and minerals we rob from it every day! But why haven’t we switched back to using Hemp you ask? Well reason is because of “The Chamber of Commerce” A.K.A the corporate THUGs (such as Oil, Timber, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pharmaceutical & many more companies) want you to believe Hemp or Weed is bad for you. Which is complete B.S.! More people Die every year from Alcohol, Tobacco and Pharmaceutical related death’s than anyone dying from Hemp in the history of man!

  • DA

    Texas wants to be able to farm cannabis crops use them without any strings attached. I got perscribed adderal and cannabis saved me I slept ate and made all A’s before hand I wouldnt get but 3 hours a night As a texan I know weed is not a hard drug its heroine coke lsd meth we need to irradicate

    • Karen Roberts

      you are so right

  • Loyal pothead

    I believe the first TRUE americans, the Indians, the right idea. They put it in their “peace” pipes, not their war pipes! They didn’t have cocaine, heroin, pills, etc and look how long they lived!! Unfortunately I have to take medication because I live in Texas, but after my accident when I didn’t have any all I had was a little resin in a bowl. I smoked that and a few minutes later I realized, I HAD NO PAIN!!

    • Karen Roberts

      my dear loyal pothead, I am right there with you.. I hate that because we live in texas that makes us a criminal in this state… I am so glad rick perry is not seeking re election. Maybe if we get a semi liberal type person in the state capitol, minds could be changed for the better

  • gary

    Let me guess? Austin?, I was right. You are a DISGRACE to the heritage of this great state. You have 50 other states to try and activate your psychotic irreverence, GET THE HELL OUT of TEXAS, you pervert!

    • Terry Wilson

      gary gary gary you really must live a miserable life did you know Texas grows some of the best Marijuana ever now why would you want to tell eric to leave this great state just because he don’t think like your miserable self does shame on you now you go stick your head back under your rock

    • Karen Roberts

      you are mean person

    • knotweed

      Austin will get it legalized if any city in Texas can. They are progressive and educated and usually get what they set out to. They are not just a bunch of students but respectable, wealthy baby boomers. They will explain their wants and if you did not understand, they will explain it louder next time. I expect that marijuana will appear on the ballot next time.

  • eric

    I think it should be legalized. Here is my rational. Alcohol is far worse for ones health and the only reason that it is legal (alcohol) is that prohibition failed…. the people spoke. People are going to buy it through the cartels just as they bought bootleg liquor. Why fight it. As I said I know through fact and personal experience that (pot) is better than alcohol for your health in general. Im not talking about a little wine at dinner (that it is good). I do not smoke it anymore I drink on occasion..a little wine or beer small hard drink but pot is more healthy than alcohol for sure. peace :) The legal system defines pot as a narcotic that is just plain wrong because it is not!

  • the sarge

    you have to be pretty damn stupid to use pot or any other recreational drug. this includes alcohol and tobacco.

    • the general

      Tell that to Carl Sagan.

    • LittleBoyWonder

      You have to be pretty damn ignorant to make a comment like that.

    • Karen Roberts

      what a boring life you must live… leave out the alcohol, tobacco, roll a doobie and relax for the day…

  • chukrob

    Legalize it already. Once the gov figures away to tax weed and distribution it will be legal.

    • Karen Roberts

      you go, chukrob

  • Kochies

    Wasitchews….needs to wake up….????….B)….

  • kristina1983

    I have a question. How come weed is Not legal,6ut you can 6uy certain things,such as lotions, with hemp in them at stores such as your local Walmart? That doesn’t make any sense to me! Could some6ody. PLEASE enlighten me and help me to understand this confusing fact?

    • Marbles00

      Yes it’s very simple marijuana has a male and a female plant. The male produces “hemp” & the female is the one who gets you high & produces (weed) THC. You won’t find this in the male. It does have a flower but its not the same & has zero THC ( what gets u high). This is why you see “hemp bracelets, bags, lotions, ect. Hope this helped.

      • reefer

        it is genetics, not sex of the plant which determines “hemp”vs.”drug cannabis” a female hemp plant wont get ya high, but ive had males that produce growing shoots that’ll get ya higher than the north star on Christmas eve.

    • Karen Roberts

      Hemp oil and fibers which have the ThC removed can be used legally, cheaply and easily grown. Why this entire nation doesn’t jump on the band wagon and make this country(state) revenue that is taxable and could reduce our national debt. It doesn’t take a Harvard grad. to figure that out.

  • William

    Texas laws on marijuana are absurd!!! Alcohol is legal to fund anything and everything for law enforcement that our high as hell taxes won’t! Cigarettes are probably legal for some, if not all, of the same reasons but I think it’s mainly for population control. Together they kill over a million people a year! Marijuana kills….that’s right; ZERO people a year! And they say that marijuana is a gateway drug. Who’s the mastermind behind that little line? Whomever it is must never have been drunk! I have never smoked weed and woke up the next morning saying to myself “damn man, I really did that? Na, no way!” (Unless falling asleep during a movie before it ends counts then I’m guilty). On the flip side, I have woke up many a time from drinking too much alcohol saying to myself “Damn, I shouldn’t have done that…I don’t even remember doing that!”. This pertains to high bar tabs (because I bought rounds for several people and have no clue), driving erratically, fighting, falling down and hurting myself, forgetting that I ordered for three at the drive-thru and ate it all when it’s just me, waking up next to random women and not knowing who they are or how I got there and smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes in four hours at the bar when I don’t even smoke. I’m not saying that marijuana shouldn’t be regulated because I believe that it should. All I’m trying to say is that the damage caused from alcohol and cigarettes are life changers and have severe consequences when abused. Marijuana can help our economy and it should free up some overcrowding in our jail and prisons. Plus, marijuana has a ton of benefits…clothing, cooking, medical, etc.

    • Karen Roberts

      hey will, you are right but what the scientist are saying now that people who have epilepsy or seizure disorder , like I have, that it can basically make you seizure free. You are saying a lot of right things about the two most dangerous drugs ,liquor and tobacco which kill thousands of people a year. They just did a study on a child who was suffering from 100 to 200 seizures a day by making drops of flavorful THC and that child became almost seizure free IMMEDIATLY. Not to mention what it does for chronic pain patients, cancer patients, glaucoma or just having a really cool laid back mellow time.. instead of drinking like a fish and spending money on liquor at bars,, toke a little order a soda with lime (to prevent cotton mouth) and just watch all the people acting crazy stupid drunk.. it is a lot of fun to be an observer that an out of control participant. I quit drinking about 5 years ago and even if I have only one drink, I am ready for my coca cola or ice tea…. try it, you might change your mind. Pot as a gateway drug, strickly (msp) political!! Pot is and always has been my drug of choice and I am 55 and have been toking since I was 14….and I am still cognicent as can be, maybe not the best speller….hahaha and I am going to Washington state in Nov. to hopefully move and leave the state of texas like dust in the wind.. one toke over the line , baby!!

      • Michele Arlt

        Hi how are you ? my name is Michele I think it would also be a good Idea , who knows if they would do it here , but yeah I saw that also with that 2 year old girl right away she stoped having so many siezures a day and went to having only a few and even got her speach back right away , as long as you use it the right way there is nothing wrong with doing that , and it can help in many ways as well I also have Epilepsy , I have had it since I was 7 months old , I had a reaction to a DPT Vaccince and no Medication has ever helped ,me instead just made things worse , they have put me on every medication there is for Epilepsy , and none have done me any good we wanted to try that but texas does not do that yet , only Colorado ,and a few other states and then you even have to live there to be able to do it , so hopefully they will accept to do that , they do so many other stuppid things and worse why cant they also do good , but using it in the right way , “

        • Karen Roberts

          you know, michelle, as long as the feds are leaving if up to each state, texas will never legalize it . I had one friend who was dying from a brain tumor, Then and only then did they give him the drug marinol( medicinal maryjane).I have to get it like every one else in TX. The illegal way. It sucks. The govt. here as you know, wants their piece of the pie as far as fining and jailing people, that is their pot of gold. They catch people coming out of the large cities, mostly the Houston area and El paso, close to the border, thinking they are solving the war on Marijuana. What a crock. I have been without now for about 6 weeks and I have been in chronic pain, depressed, angry, a raving insomniac and teetering on having a seizure, so , I really have to watch my step . When I go to Wa. I want to see for myself how they are setting it up. I know they are putting in the final touches regarding zoning, you know, not selling it near schools or parks. things like that. It will also be legal to grow your own up there. I Have an aunt who lives in CO. but she isn’t a smoker. We are just out of luck to live in the south under the power of the good “ol” Texas boys” and their power punches. I hate it here, I watch the local news and now the national news and see what are representatives do, like Cruz did yesterday, and they are making the entire state of texas look like the red neck state from Hell. It is ludicrous. I am embarrassed to say I was born here. My friends took off and moved to Hawaii a long time ago to get away from the repression they felt from living in Austin because they are gay. That is a shame. I don’t know what if anything will be done to help people like us who have seizures and could so get on with our life it we could indulge legally. I don’t think I have ever punched anyone out when I was high, but I have gotten pretty mean when I drink, so I don’t drink anymore. It is a shame but I will never shut up about it.,,, and I will get out of this state hopefully sooner than later.. Have to keep you posted on what I see and here when I get back form up there.. Do you live in or around one of the big cities in Texas? we will have to keep in touch. Only we can help ourselves, because these backward people running our state govt. are a watercooler joke at best. Hang in there, girl………..

  • Brian

    Legalizing it only makes sense.

  • MARK WYATT

    Texas will never legalize. Legalization cannot happen in states where corporate interest’s rule, its big pharma,con agro, Monsanto,the f.d.a., the spirits lobby, rj Reynolds and the tobacco lobby that keep it illegal and these powers are in control of texas. Texas and Oklahoma take in more revenues than any other state from the criminalization of pot. Tx. has the highest % in the u.s. in its privatized prisons of those for growing or simple poscession and not distribution, they have the highest fines and fees In the u.s. and have turned pot into the gateway to criminalhood by keeping fines more than the public can reasonably afford,causing the probation vio’s and lengthy stays in prisons. Pot bust’ fund many small muni’s, they buy jails,new cars, pay judges and d.a.’s , build courts, etc, all primarily from the funds of pot prohibition and the lobby dollars they receive keeping it so. The tobacco industry stands to lose billions over night, the f.d.a. has stated with the legalization of pot they see more than a 3rd of their business disappearing. Pain remedy, appetite therapy, adhd, anxietals, depression remedy’s, hospice and aids treatments for pain, animal pain ,fiber myalga and bone /joint meds, sleep aids, drug therapy meds that pot eliminates,etc etc etc, the fda and big pharma are scrambling as well as small muni’s where pot is legal to make up these huge losses in revenues in these area’s and in the future u.s.

    • Terry Wilson

      you say tobacco keep it from being legal think about that Marijuana will be there next cash crop I mean they have the land the harvesting equipment etc.. why in the world would the oppose it

      • knotweed

        Tobacco companies are buying up land in California and other places as we speak for the growing of Mary J. They hedge their dollars and will take any side if the money is there.

    • Karen Roberts

      oh mark, you are the man on the right track.. that s why I am going to Washington state and look for a home,, for my HEALTH

      • alaskan peasant

        Karen, i am an alaskan that moved to washington this spring. But now I hear my state is going to vote to re-legalize the stuff. Yeah alaska use to have it legal, but supposedly the same jerk that got rid squatters rights also got rid of the legalization back in 1990 (i think). So yeah, I would say stay in your state cause it might be legal soon, but you live in texas huh. Texan refugees are everywhere. But if you come to the northwest, we only ask that you are not racist, you learn how to recycle, and please if you are baptist, do not insist on converting the first nations (“indians”). Come to think of it, we already have too many fanatics here. But if you aren’t a fanatical christian and you believe in “live and let live”, Washington is a beautiful place with peace lovin people. Good luck on the move.

        • Karen Roberts

          yeah I am in texas, lived in seatlle for many years as well as bothell, Everett, Redmond, Kirkland, Edmonds, Union, and Belfair, so I know what I am getting into… the only reason I left was because of a freebase addict husband. I had to leave the state cause that dude would have killed me . I am going to look at homes in ocean shores and will be there for 10 days.. get into SeaTac on the 8th, staying at the ramada inn SeaTac and then on to ocean shores the following day…. I hope to hell they do not re legalize it.. cause I don’t want to live in new mexico ,arizona or Oregon (too expensive there) I love Washington and would never have left.. however Colorado might be an option… I have an aunt there and I do not believe in god, I believe in the universe.. and love my pot for all the reasons you obviously know about

          • Karen Roberts

            where do you live in Washington?

  • Mark Weaver

    It seems like the GOP and their teavaginalist handlers would be for legalization for two reasons. It would raise revenues in tax dollars for a product they would never use (yea, right) and it would be consistent with their rejection of the nanny state.

    But somehow, their hypocrisy will win out and they will oppose it.

    • alaskan peasant

      you hit the weed on the bong. bing bango. thats how backward texas politicians and supporters think. Give this person a free gun!

  • Karen Roberts

    texas will always remain behind the curve because of their Christian beliefs that EVERYTHING from abortions, gun laws, high speed freeways and toll roads, no law against texting, talking on a cell phone, thank you rick perry, how in the world do you think something like legalizing a drug like pot which causes less violence, a mellow high and a relaxing and medicinal value, do you really think the imbeciles in the govt, here would open their brains to see how profitable growing and manufacturing hemp could help alleviate debt statewide, if not nation wide… our dear govt. officials are so wrapped up in their judeo Christian background, their eyes will remain shut.I live in Texas and have seizure disorder and pot helps me manage my seizures. it is too bad that I have to obtain it illegally. Therefore , I am a criminal in the eyes of Tx.

    • Terry Wilson

      you would be so surprised how many Christians are in favor of legalizing marijuana in my church alone in Texas we have a letter writing campaign to our reps in Austin to reform Texas Marijuana laws so don’t blame it on Christians for stopping the laws from being passed. I know of Two more that are doing the same.

      • alaskan peasant

        Terry is right. Fanatical Christians of America are some good allies for freedom in America. They believe in a man in the clouds before government. They also believe in guns. Did I already mention they are fanatics…which are typically crazier than sane logical people. I once lived in a small town in alaska where the local baptist minister handed out death threats to everyone saying that his god orders him to kill all pagans and non-believers during Judgement day. One of the reasons why I moved out. Now adays, judgement day is everyday. When his thirteen kids grow up to think for themselves, they are really gonna mess the minister’s world up. But yeah, christians/fanatics believe their patriarchal slave driving god created weed; therefore its good.

    • alaskan peasant

      folks, I want to remind you that alcohol prohibition still exists in some towns and possibly counties in Texas. I agree the narrow minded still-racist south will be the last place in the country to legalize weed. they will probably decide to capitalize off of tourists paying to watch innocent prisoners die before they resort to weed tourism.

    • knotweed

      It has noting to do with Christianity other than using it as a shield Congress uses to justify their actions. If NORML and The MMP would simply pay the reelection funds $1,000,000 to each member of the Republican Party, we would be done with this issue. Currently, they get donations from the Mary J organizations to legalize it and donations from the Pharmacy and Liquor lobbyists (who have the most to lose). The middle is a good place to be.

  • worried

    Recently got popped with some weed in Texas. Facing felony possession charge. Scared to death.

    • staypostive

      three little birds my friend.

    • no worries

      Dont worry, Im facing the same problem. Theres alot of people in Texas Getting busted now a days for this beautiful plant. If its not that big of a situation you were in, worst outcome is getting issued a p.o.

      • alaskan peasant

        I once had to squeeze a half ounce of weed between my but cheeks one night on a texas beach, because pigs smelled my weed down the coast. after a thourough pat down but no cavity search, they let me be. Escorted me back to the mainland; and soon I was home toking up and laughing.

        • Karen Roberts

          you are too funny.. pretty damn scary aren’t they.. I hope it wasn’t a trooper or god forbid a texas ranger.. they are some mean son’s of beeches no pun intended

    • Karen Roberts

      dude, I hope is this is your first offense… hang in there buddy

    • knotweed

      Budgets have been reduced for cop cars, vests ammo so they are making it up on busting people for the simplest things. Get Perry out of office and we will see a change. He went into office as a regular guy but will end up a millionaire due to special interests (big pharma hates self medicators). He tried to make papillovirus vaccines mandatory for girls after he received a $5000 donation from Pharma. Best of luck on your bust, attorneys here are good at getting the charge reduced or dropped.

  • Robin Spake

    Recreational marijuana can be abused. It depends on how and when it is taken. Remember beer and picnics? If you have a few beers at a picnic, it is part of a social event. If you go off alone and drink, you have a substance problem. If you smoke some weed with friends at a party, it is a social event, if you smoke alone, it is a substance problem.

    • hypoluxa

      Right, because anyone who has ever had a beer by themselves or smoked a joint by themselves is an addict and has a disease. So as long as you collectively ‘abuse’ a substance, it’s ok? Go back to your AA meeting with your non-scientific drivel. There is no such thing as marijuana abuse. It is simply use. If you want to discuss abuse, let’s talk about the abuse of the criminal justice system to prosecute marijuana users for the profit of corporate prisons or for political ends. Prohibition has ruined more lives and cuased more problems for society than marijuana ever has.

      • Robin Spake

        You can abuse any substance. They have addiction counseling for marijuana too. Some people have addictive personalities. Marijuana is not perfect. I had used marijuana as a medication, and it had saved my life. People can be addicted to anything, including sex. I had a neighbor, a girl (a child) who was a sex addict, many years ago, living up the street. She died of AIDS. If you use marijuana to avoid people, it is harmful to you. Marijuana is an excellent social drug. It is the person, and not the drug, which is the addiction problem. If weed is your addiction, then it is the marijuana which your problem. No one dies of marijuana, but it can be your addictive problem.
        Some people are addicted to food. The food is their ‘substance’, they can die of obesity.
        I had used a lot of marijuana, perhaps more than you.
        I had smoked it every waking moment. I was always wasted. That was too much THC for me. I had lived as happy, goody blob, unable to function. Someone had to take me to the bathroom, because I was so wasted that couldn’t figure out how to negotiate to get upstairs. If it were not for marijuana, I would have been dead. I have epilepsy, with seizures so often that it stopped my breathing. The doctors had no medications to treat me. I turned to medical marijuana. I worked. Perfectly. I had no seizures, none. No headaches, no pain, nothing. And no depression. I could think clearly, and I had a memory. It was a miracle. Too much THC will cause seizures. THC causes euphoria. To treat epilepsy, you should use only a small dose, just enough to relax the brain. High is inviting, so inviting. I smoked a lot, because I so loved the high. I smoked every moment, every waking second. I had smoked so much that the THC was causing more seizures. I had used more marijuana to try control the additional seizures. I could afford as much as marijuana as I wanted, my source transported weed, and we were friends. For me marijuana was free He paid for his wife’s marijuana, she was also a medical patient, to her treat pain from a pinched nerve in her spine.
        I had to stop using marijuana because I was using so much that I couldn’t operate my vape, or hold a joint. After the level of THC had dropped, I felt human again, (I was able to function and think). I started using marijuana once again, but I used it differently. Instead of trying to prevent seizures, I used it to stop them once they began. Just enough to relax the brain. One joint (or a small amount in my vape) stopped them for a few hours. I had total control, no problems, and I had a clear mind (not a living blob). I had spoken to other medical marijuana patients (with other medical conditions). We all share the same problem. Too much marijuana makes you too fckted up to allow you to function. Some people, such as pain patients (and cancer patients), require a lot of THC to treat them. Many patients today need the CBD, and little or no THC. My doctor would love to be able to write for CBD oil for his patients. I wish that I had marijuana for my late mother, because she had died of cancer, and would have been helped by marijuana. Mom would never want to live stoned, nor high. They have low THC and high CBD strains for some people available, but they are illegal in the United States. (These strains are still grown here, and fortunate patients have access to them). Medical marijuana is not great marijuana that gives you a better high. Medical marijuana is intended to be therapeutic and has both a high level CBD (and for some ultra high levels of THC). CBD is a therapeutic metabolite (so too is THC – except for some special strains grown for patients who can not have any THC). CBD does NOT get you high (CBD brings you down). Medical marijuana is also not full of junk (chemicals). CBN is a metabolite in marijuana that makes you high, but alters how you metabolize THC. It is unwanted in medical marijuana.
        The largest cohort of people whom are new to marijuana who using marijuana for medical use are people age 40 – up. People have discovered medical marijuana (according to the Association for Retired Persons (AARP), an organization representing some 5 million people of retirement age).
        Marijuana is a folk drug, and not just a social drug. Despite the feds efforts, it isn’t going to disappear. The Federal government is not going to send a wave of soldiers to ‘infiltrate and destroy’ mom and pop, granny, and gramps. A low THC, and high CBD marijuana has a Hugh demand. Grandma and Grand-dad don’t want to party. These strains are available as an Rx medication in some countries. I had used marijuana as a medication a long time ago. Today they have Rx drugs that help me. They have awful side effects, but I can not be arrested. My source is no longer available, he had to run to avoid being arrested. That was a long time ago, he never stayed in one place for very long.

        I don’t think that marijuana should be legal for children. Marijuana causes memory burn, and kids need an unimpaired mind. I also believe that you do not have a right to use recreational marijuana (smoke it that is), if you are in public. Marijuana smells (if smoked). You should not have to be subject to that smell just because you are in public. If you are in the privacy of your own home, that is a different matter. What you do, unless you are violating some (other) law, harming someone, or planning to harm others is your business.

      • alaskan peasant

        yeah and while we are at it…perhaps legal weed can reduce the amount of folks addicted to christianity and other religions. Come on people, wake up! Hit the spliff, smell the roses, and wake up! No Gods, No Masters.

  • joselamb

    Get rid of Perry and there will be a big change of mind, and stop voting for the same bendejos, that have been there to long.

    • alaskan peasant

      True dat! Since we are on a roll with legalization, lets start respecting the constitution and get rid of aristocratic monarchical rule over america. I am talking about making it illegal for sons and descendants of presidents, senators, congressmen, etc to inherit the throne. Why are all the politicians from the same royal family, wtf? I thought america was against that nonsense. But yeah, legalize it and legalize responsible freedom.

    • WAM

      yep your right on…perry got to go…yes pendejo and perry is one BIG one ………………..

  • Clancy Young

    I am conservative by nature and believe this subject is one that would be a bipartisan thumbs up if put to the vote.

  • Anthony

    Its time for a ‘CHANGE” legalize it and put an end to arrest and let the people decide.

  • Robin Spake

    The problem is that most of the people who work for the government is on a drug, Sheep Dip. They have been sucking down the Sheep Dip for years.
    If you can’t beat them, join them. Start selling sheep dip. Used or new, Sheep Dip sells. It comes in many flavors, Republican or Dem, it is insidious, it invades every crack and pore. It oozes from every cavity, it slicks every strand of hair, and shines the heads of the bald. It is bold, it is new, it is old, it is in dust, it is in rain. It is loud, it is silent. It can not be seen, it is always there. It climbs in to bed, it will always be there. It is alive, it can not die. It is Sheep Dip. Beware of it my children, it is every where. It runs down the paint on walls. It is Sheep Dip. Sheep Dip. It is in the minds of men, and in the grizzle of bad dreams. Politicians live in it, love it, and become it. It will slowly creep in to your world, strangle liberty, and smite freedom. It is evil. Be Ware.

  • Robin Spake

    I used to live in a small drug laden town in IA. All of the hard and harmful drugs were everywhere. Marijuana too. Parents wanted their children to smoke their marijuana at home, because if their children smoked it outside of home they would be smoking it with weed that had been laced and would also be taking everything else, every harmful and addictive drug that exists. The local police knew that and were reluctant to arrest kids for smoking weed at home.

  • HoustonGuy

    I live in Texas, and am a Christian Conservative and I can see both sides of the legalization/ decriminalization debate. In my opinion, legalization and regulation of pot would be very beneficial to getting rid of the cartels along the border. It’s simple, if there is no demand of foreign pot, then there would be no need for the cartels to supply their product. Crack down on drugs like meth, cocaine, and heroine, those are real narcotics and cause real problems. Legalize pot and close off the Mexican border. Build a nice tall brick wall to help keep the cartels out, make it bullet and bomb resistant and have watchtowers all along the wall. Doing so would definitely reduce crime by keeping the Mexican cartels and street gangs out of our country. Let Mexico deal with them!

    Legalizing pot would also create jobs. there would be those who produce the plant, government officials to inspect the product, and people will be needed to work in dispensaries. Yes, Texas IS an agricultural state… Pot is an agricultural product… It only makes sense!

    • Alaskan Peasant

      Marijuana use to be legal in Texas and all of North America, back then before the European Christians illegally crossed the atlantic border.

      • Clancy Young

        Although I agree with your statements about pot being legal in the US what is the point of bashing Christians while making a perfectly sound analogy.I’m a Christian and believe legalizing pot would be beneficial to our country on many levels.When you throw in hatred towards a religion or any other specific organization or group you only alienate those that may be your ally….. The enemy of my enemy is my friend:) think b4 you speak….

    • kavon

      That makes logical Sense.i totally agree with your comment.

  • Tammy

    yes it should be legal for texans.. no one person is better than another. If it is good for one , it is good for all…. should be a choice….

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  • chris turner

    legalize pot ,then i wont have so much trouble finding pot or having to deal with with a skitzo dealer!!! chrystal meth too! I am an ex-con i can and will vote yes on this.

    • diprvan68

      Uh….no you won’t. As an ex con you lost that right. I’m guessing you are a troll trying to make a point about what type of people marijuana will attract. Do us a favor and go away!

      • Wes

        Hey dumb a$$. Study ur laws before u talk ex cons can vote I did last presidential run idiot.

      • hashvoteinTX0420

        This guy^can suck my balls

  • es632

    if you think that a person who smokes alittle weed cant be a true believer in God and know that Jesus Christ is lord than you are an idiot who knows nothing and has not the love of the truth.You are lost just like the puppets who criminalize a plant.legalize it already and you Christian bashers get over yourself.

    • Russ

      And How do you think put that plant here. Now how is an IDIOT!

  • Andrey Martynyuk

    Texas will be one of the last if not the last state to legalize it medically.

  • Michael Basinger

    Having lived in Dallas, Texas I can tell you that the strip joints & liquor stores were out of the county and on the way home to those that would vote down any form of pot. I bet if Adam & Eve wore a Marijuana leaf instead of a fig leaf, they’d view it as God’s plant.

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