Texas Democrats join Ron Paul in support of marijuana legalizationSubmitted by callenfallen on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:49
Ron Paul is not alone in his support for decriminalizing marijuana. Texas Democrats have joined the Lake Jackson Republican — and an ever-growing list of state political parties — who endorse decriminalization of pot.
More than 50 percent of Americans are in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana, according to recent polls.
Texas Democrats say they’re motivated by a desire to prevent drug-related crime. Legalization or decriminalization, they say, will remove the power of selling marijuana from street gangs and drug cartels, which will reduce crime.