A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows that the mood on marijuana in Texas has changed.
Nearly two-thirds of Texas voters support legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
“Texans are not much different than voters in other parts of the country. They support almost 2-1 the idea of allowing small amounts of marijuana for personal use” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
“Almost every demographic in the poll backed recreational marijuana, with the exception of Republicans and voters over the age of 65.”
Last year, a poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune showed “83 percent of Texans support legalizing marijuana for some use; 53 percent would go beyond legal medical marijuana to allow possession for any use…”
Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Tariq Thowfeek issued the following statement:
“It’s high time we end the federal prohibition on marijuana and remove cannabis from the strict regulatory standards set by the Controlled Substances Act.”
Our current cannabis laws give power, control, and illicit funding to violent drug cartels. These laws disproportionately affect communities of color, even though cannabis use among different ethnicities is equal, and destroy lives with a criminal record. Cannabis policy reform can improve public safety, boost our economy, and provide much-needed health care options for struggling Texans.