Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Marijuana
Could Texas be the next state to decriminalize marijuana? This is just the first step in a long process, but nice to see they're going in the right direction.
Yesterday was Texas Independence Day and one lawmaker decided to bring up a bill that would be huge for Texas. David Simpson of Longview, Texas is the one to propose the bill. The bill is 24 pages if you would like to check it out, but basically it would completely deregulate marijuana in the Lone Star State, striking any mention of the plant from state laws.
"I don't believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix." said Simpson. As we all know several other states and districts have new laws regarding marijuana. Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Washington, D.C., have approved legislation to legalize pot within a detailed framework of taxation and regulation, but it would not be so in Texas under Simpson's bill, which would leave the crop under only basic agricultural regulations.
Simpsons bill will go through six more steps until it becomes a law. I am sure we will all be keeping an eye on this bill and I wish it the best. It is estimated that if this bill passed the state of Texas could make $166,303,963.