A Step in the Right Direction: Texas Republicans Support Cannabis/Hemp Decriminalization

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By Wes Annac, Editor, Karma Yoga Daily

Cannabis has come a long way in the United States, but it still has a long way to go. 10 states have legalized it, 31 have legalized for medicinal use, and 22 have enacted decriminalization laws that drastically reduce the penalty for being caught with it. The changes so far have been massive, and the momentum can only grow from here.

In a surprising sign of where things are headed, the Texas Republican party recently came out in favor of marijuana and hemp decriminalization; as well as an expansion of Texas’ medical marijuana program. This is notable because conservatives often take an anti-marijuana stance, claiming legalization will lead to an increase in addiction, expose more kids and teenagers to cannabis, and put more impaired drivers on the road (among other fear-based scenarios).

Let’s not forget the bizarre statement from our Attorney General that…

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