A recent poll indicates that there is widespread support for cannabis around Texas with voters today. It shows that about 9 out of 10 would approve of cannabis legalization in some form or another.
A small percent, only about 13 percent are still estimated to support prohibition.
Texas is one region that still has strict cannabis rules, as well as a long history of criminalizing this plant and all activities surrounding it.
The recent poll found that about 60 percent indicated that they would support legalization of cannabis for any purpose. If these changes were made then that would make it a lot easier for the millions who could possibly benefit from it in the state, as well as others with friends or relatives in Texas who would like to visit.
While harsh criminalization remains surrounding cannabis in Texas it makes it difficult for people to choose between visiting or being able to peacefully medicate.
Across the state there is likely to be widespread support but making these changes is another story altogether, one that could take years to fully implement.
It's clear that officials in Texas know there is something that needs to be done however, wasting their policing resources over cannabis isn't a wise move. In recent years they've made changes in pushing to reduce the criminal penalties linked with possessing small amounts of cannabis and there have been growing efforts around the state to push for legalization in some form.
Several cannabis reform bills have been introduced in Texas and one was recently approved by the legislature which goes into effect Sept 1 2021. This bill is going to expand the current state program to include people with cancer and PTSD to access the state's low-THC medical cannabis. The cap on THC for medical cannabis is also going to be increased from 0.5% THC to 1% THC.
This sort of "effort" to change things doesn't even come close to what other areas have been able to achieve. There is no excuse for it to take months or years to implement this sort of change, to right an injustice and wrong that has been going on for too long in Texas.