Marijuana is less harmful and addictive than alcohol or tobacco, and should therefore be legal for adults to use if they choose, as a matter of personal freedom.
Legalization of marijuana would save government funds currently spent on enforcement and punishment, which could instead be used for prevention and addiction treatment. This would also free up law enforcement resources to pursue more serious or violent crimes.
Taxing the sale of legal marijuana could be a valuable source of additional revenue for the state.
Legalizing marijuana would undermine the black market for the drug, which helps to fund gangs and other organized criminal networks.
Legalization and regulation would ensure that marijuana sold in Texas is a unadulterated. Currently, the drug is often mixed or laced with other substances which can be more harmful.