Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

Hey, look we have a Democratic governor ion Pennsylvania endorsing the end of occupational licensing and we have the Texas GOP endorsing the decriminalization of cannabis. It’s like there’s an outbreak of sanity or something.

(From Forbes)

Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis’s classification by the federal government.

“We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time,” reads one of the party’s new positions.

“Congress should remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1,” says another.

It should be flat out legal but this is progress.