The Top Ten Reasons Texas Should Legalize Cannabis, Y’all

By Angelica Leicht

Photo by shirokazan via flickr

There’s a movement going on in other states, and it’s a movement we quite like. A movement toward the legalization of cannabis, y’all.
As we’re sure you know, Colorado has become the first state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of pot, and the response is overwhelming. On the first day of the legalization, there were anecdotes of pot shops selling out, lines forming around the block, and people all-out celebrating the legalization of weed.
And why wouldn’t they? Cannabis legalization is a great thing. Poor ol’ pot has had an undeserved rap sheet since the ’70s, when an effort toward waging a “war on drugs” began to rear its ugly head. Nixon began to persecute pot, labeling it a “Schedule 1” drug, despite being advised otherwise. The falsities about the dangers of marijuana only snowballed from there, reaching its height during the ’80s and ’90s drug hysteria.
Well, the whole “lying to the public about weed” to fulfill a political agenda is pretty bogus, if you ask me. And much like Colorado, I feel it’s time for Texas to forgive weed for its false sins and accept it for the wonderful plant it is.
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