Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis on Tuesday pledged her support for medical marijuana and said that she would consider decriminalizing possession of “small amounts of the substance”. Now, I don’t what these small amounts would be, however, what i do know is that this will do a lot to decongest prisons.
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, Davis said she would be taking a cautious approach to the whole issue.
“I want to wait and see what happens in Colorado,” she said. “Do I have any objections to the fact that citizens might want to legalize marijuana? No, I don’t. But I think watching to see how this experiment plays out in other states is probably advisable before I could tell you for sure.”
Current governor Rick Perry was also of the same idea that decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana would benefit the state immensely, however, he is against the idea of legalizing marijuana.
“I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for,” she said. “Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that.” he said.
From the above text we have seen that decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will help to decongest prisons, however, do you think this is enough to make marijuana legal? Personally, I think the it will be a couple of months may be even a few years before marijuana is no longer considered an illegal substance let alone being allowed for recreational use. Of course the benefits of medical marijuana are clearly self evident. Here is an article we did we did on the benefits of medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is know for its healing properties and is now clinically proven to treat and in some instances cure terminal diseases once thought of as incurable. Cancer, leukemia and seizures are just a few of these diseases. So what’s you take? When you look at the big picture, do you think America is ready for the decriminalizing of marijuana? I would love to hear you thoughts on the whole matter. Share them in the comments below.