Marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional. Arrests for Marijuana possession is a total failure. We're crowding up prisons, and we're spending way to much on fighting a problem that 50% of America agrees should not be illegal. Marijuana will make Texas's economy and it's Gross State Product become the 1st largest in the nation. Prohibition has failed to control the use and sell of marijuana throughout the country. Especially, in Texas. The Legalization of Marijuana would put money back into the hands of the people of the United States and out the hands of the Drug Cartels. Marijuana is scientifically proven that it is safer than alcohol. Marijuana has much more beneficial uses than there are negative remarks. Marijuana has been proven to be a safe and effective way of treatment for symptoms, such as; cancer, aids, pain (mental, physical, and emotional), glaucoma, epilepsy, and many more conditions. Colorado and Washington State have already decrimalized marijuana.
Colorado and Washington State have already legalized marijuana. It's time to step up and end the prohibition against marijuana. Not only will it save millions on the budget, it will produce a source of income. Thousands of Texans are users. Have been and will continue to be. Why lock them up or give them a possession record and make it hard for them to get jobs? It's time for Texas to get smart and legalize marijuana today.