Texas is way overdue when it comes to marijuana reform. Whether it be medical marijuana, marijuana decriminalization, or even recreational marijuana, reform is desperately needed in the lone star state. Every state should have a medical marijuana program because there are suffering patients in every state, and Texas is no exception. There is a poll currently running on Biz Journals which asks the question, 'should Texas legalize medical marijuana?' Below are the results as of this posting:
Now obviously, this is an internet based poll, so take the results for what you will. However, it's still encouraging to see such a high level of support. I would be curious to see if a poll were conducted asking the same question but through more traditional means. I would imagine that the results would be less favorable, but not by too much.
I would like to see a thorough poll conducted in Texas that not only asks if medical marijuana should be legalized, but about specifics too. Should Texas allow home cultivation? Should Texas allow medical marijuana dispensaries? What conditions should qualify for medical marijuana? Those details are very important when it comes to drafting legislation to create a medical marijuana program.