Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal.

It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers:

Questions: As you know, both ends of the political spectrum have questioned the nation’s and state’s drug policies and the mass incarceration that has resulted. Even Gov. Perry has said positive things about decriminalization, as he defines it. What changes would you support in Texas law that now allows for jail time for small amounts of marijuana? And, as a separate question, what’s your position on medical marijuana? [Read more…]

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal.

It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers:

Questions: As you know, both ends of the political spectrum have questioned the nation’s and state’s drug policies and the mass incarceration that has resulted. Even Gov. Perry has said positive things about decriminalization, as he defines it. What changes would you support in Texas law that now allows for jail time for small amounts of marijuana? And, as a separate question, what’s your position on medical marijuana? [Read more…]