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Voters in Texas Ready to Legalize Marijuana

by Phillip Smith, October 08, 2013, Stop The Drug War.org

Texas Voters Ready To Legalize MarijuanaVoters in Texas are among the latest to hop on board the marijuana legalization bandwagon, according to a poll released this week. The Public Policy Polling survey had support for marijuana legalization at 58%, support for medical marijuana at 58%, and support for decriminalizing small-time possession at 61%.

The poll was commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. The survey of 860 randomly selected Texas voters was conducted September 27-29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3%.

"Marijuana prohibition has been just as big a failure as alcohol prohibition," said MPP executive director Rob Kampia, a part-time Austin resident. "Most Texans agree that marijuana sales should be conducted by legitimate businesses instead of drug cartels in the underground market."

The poll's legalization question -- "Would you support or oppose changing Texas law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, where stores would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older?" -- was the only question that allowed respondents to qualify their support as "strongly support" or "somewhat support." Some 41% strongly supported legalization, with another 17% somewhat supporting it.

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Don't get me wrong, I wanna believe

A poll commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project, huh?

I wonder if they had any leading questions or cute guys/girls with sexy voices conducting the survey of the "860 randomly selected Texas voters"?


I honestly think that America

I honestly think that America would be a happier, and healthier country as a whole if marijuana was made legal to consume and grow.

20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer

8. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) determined that cannabinoids inhibit human breast cancer cell proliferation.

Lung Cancer

9. A study published in the journal Oncogene, by Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. They go on to state that THC should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.



Does anyone recall the story of the father who put cannabis oil in his dying son's feeding tube?


Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

My mom will be happy to hear that.

I wonder if the poll was done across the state or just in Austin.
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It is too bad the deciding factor for legalization is........

....governmental greed for a major new tax-base. Otherwise, as a Texan and libertarian decriminalization is long overdue.

Thanks for posting some very good news.

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Do it, Texas!

Do it!

He's the man.

it's about time

git r done

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