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Will the Lone Star State ever legalize marijuana?

Mathes, Sage

Mathes, Sage

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Whether its Grass, Mary Jane, Pot, Ganja or just plain old weed, Marijuana has always been in the spotlight when it comes to politics. Almost everyone has an opinion, be it “a danger to society” or “a method of enlightenment” you can ask virtually anyone how they feel and expect a fervent and passionate response.

Just as the saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” so are the opinions. while more and more states begin the legalization process many wonder if such a conservative state will follow the same path. Will Texas be the Alamo against the marijuana legislation campaign with traditional family values held as the standard? Or will public support rise enough for the state to take such a progressive leap?

Most likely outcome: The Latter. A fitting comparison to the dilemma the state faces would be the 2009 outcome when the battle for gay rights was won. The shocking outcome of the supreme court in December just shows how persuasive public opinion can be and how influential the power of the people can and will be. With the millennial numbers growing everyday with a popular support for the “miracle” that is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is likely that Texas, possibly even the whole nation, will see a repeat of the same sex marriage outcome in regards to legalizing marijuana in Texas.

 

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