Legal marijuana may be on the horizon for Texans after Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) introduced a bill that would remove cannabis prohibition within the state. House Bill 2165 was filed on Monday according to Representative Simpson’s office and it effectively “represents a comprehensive repeal of marijuana prohibition in Texas.” Say what?
Here are High There!’s most noteworthy quotes from the release sent out by Rep. Simpson’s office regarding HB 2165:
“We can’t fix all of the past wrongs caused by prohibition, but at least we can stop perpetuating them.”
“I am proposing that this plant be regulated like tomatoes, jalapeños or coffee.”
“Current marijuana policies are not based on science or sound evidence, but rather misinformation and fear.”
“Let’s allow the plant to be utilized for good—helping people with seizures, treating warriors with PTSD, producing fiber and other products—or simply for beauty and enjoyment.”
“Government prohibition should be for violent actions that harm your neighbor—not of the possession, cultivation, and responsible use of plants.”
Source : KLTV