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    Texas GOP endorses cannabis decriminalization, rescheduling

    Texas GOP Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization
    Republicans in one of the most conservative states in the union gave a thumbs up to rolling back marijuana prohibition.

    Christian Britschgi
    Jun. 18, 2018

    The Republican Party of Texas has officially endorsed decriminalization of marijuana, offering yet more proof of the dizzying speed at which attitudes are changing toward marijuana and marijuana prohibition.

    At the state's GOP biennial party convention in San Antonio last week, assembled delegates lent their overwhelming support to adding four cannabis-related planks to the party platform, including the repeal of criminal penalties for marijuana possession, the expansion of the state's incredibly limited medical marijuana law, a call for the rescheduling of marijuana at the federal level, and the legalization of industrial hemp production. All measures passed with 80 percent of the vote or more.

    "Texas Republicans are no exception to the majority of Americans that want to see marijuana laws reformed," says Heather Fazio, a spokesperson for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, one of the advocacy groups pushing for the marijuana planks' inclusion. "Texas is still living under very harsh penalties for even small amounts of marijuana. Delegates took a stand for a more sensible approach to these policies."

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    Passed by a wide margin too. 81% for decriminalization and 82% for rescheduling.

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    Very good .
    Do something Danke

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    Bit late but okay..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    The Texas GOP certainly isn't my father's party any more. All hat and no cattle.

    I blame the liberal media. $#@!ing hippies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    The Texas GOP certainly isn't my father's party any more. All hat and no cattle.

    I blame the liberal media. $#@!ing hippies.

    As true today as 1972
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    Should have been supporting decriminalization for the past few decades but no we just had to have a unless war on drugs.
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    The establishment was decimated at this year's convention. The RPT finally has a state party and chairman that is willing to actually fight for the liberty principles in the party platform and censure elected officials who defy the grassroots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    The Texas GOP certainly isn't my father's party any more. All hat and no cattle.

    I blame the liberal media. $#@!ing hippies.
    Nope,, it's the Conservative Hippies.
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    What's the catch here, I gotta wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    What's the catch here, I gotta wonder?

    Your guns.
    ... Will belong to them.

    And exchange for nothing cuz they still WILL arrest you AN steal your stuff AND stick the fiat in they pocket

    It's a f****** trap

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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