There are always reports breaking about the legalization of weed, and recently, Texas weed laws have been the ones under scrutiny. There’s no shortage of optimism whenever it comes to the potential legalization of pot in the near future.
So recently, when news sites started throwing up articles that Texas would change the Texas weed laws to allow for marijuana use recreationally, smokers and potheads alike were overcome with joy – especially the ones who live in Texas.
However, this was not to be. The report that stated that Texas governor Rick Perry was signing a bill which would lead to the decriminalization of pot for recreational use was completely false. Also, it doesn’t appear that the legalization of pot is on the agenda for the state of Texas any time soon.
Whilst governor Rick Perry has stated that decriminalization is something that perhaps the state should explore the options on, he has told CNN that there are currently no plans of any kind to legalize the medicinal and recreational use of the cannabis plant.
“After 40 years of the war on drugs, I can’t change what happened in the past. What I can do as the governor of the second largest state in the nation is to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization and keeps people from going to prison and destroying their lives, and that’s what we’ve done over the last decade,” said Perry.
There is no better way to stop sending potheads to jail than to legalize the plant, which other states are moving towards. This is in addition to the fact that a great way to stimulate drugs users would be to legalize the plant as that would create a whole string of benefits; trustworthy supply, higher quality product, increased tax revenue for the state as well as plenty of job openings for enthusiasts of the mother herb in the farming and production side of the new business and economic reality.
Unfortunately, despite other states such as Washington, Colorado and California moving to embrace the inevitable, a reality of legalized pot, we have to bear the bad news that are the Texas weed laws; Texas is not changing their laws to decriminalize weed just yet, although they are considering it.