Texans Attitudes On Legal Marijuana Shifting With Country

TEXAS:  Whether it’s for economic, medical or personal liberty reasons, more and more Texans are taking the position that marijuana should be legal.

About half of Texans — 49 percent — support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and 77 percent support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released this week. Nationally, 58 percent of Americans say pot should be legalized, according to an October Gallup poll.

“Texas, like the rest of the country, is coming to the realization that we can no longer afford to imprison thousands of our citizens for consuming a substance much less harmful than alcohol and much less addictive than cigarettes,” said Gerry Goldstein, a nationally renowned defense attorney based in San Antonio who has represented drug cartel kingpins and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, among others.

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