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Lupe Valdez voterbase Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it
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Democratic Party Answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it
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Lupe Valdez’s most recent views and policy on Marijuana in 2020. In response to the question “Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?”, Lupe Valdez’s response was…
“More recently, I’ve had conversations with veterans as well as parents of autistic children and others, who make a very strong compelling case about legalization of medical marijuana. I’ve seen however in states that authorize that abuses that take place that raise concerns, so I’m still not convinced yet,” Abbott said.
Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott shared his views on marijuana use in Texas during Friday night’s gubernatorial debate. He mentioned one idea that may have surprised marijuana advocates.
Jax Finkel, executive director for the Texas Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said her group is excited to work with the governor on the issue, assuming he is reelected.
Abbott also signed the state’s Compassionate Use Act into law in 2015, which allows doctors to prescribe to patients with intractable epilepsy a cannabis oil that is high in cannabidiol, or CBD, and is low in THC. During the bill’s signing that year, he also shared his views on general marijuana use.
“I remain convinced that Texas should not legalize marijuana, nor should Texas open the door for conventional marijuana [to] be used for medical or medicinal purposes, and as governor, I will not allow it,” Abbott said.
“What I would be open to talking to the legislature about would be reducing the penalty for possession of two ounces or less from a class B misdemeanor to a class C misdemeanor,” Abbott said.
The governor signed legislation in 2015 that legalized marijuana use for people with epilepsy, and he’s now talking to advocacy groups about reducing penalties for possession.
“He said he doesn’t want people sitting in jails, and we agree with that. People should not be in jail for possession of a plant, and so we look forward to those conversations with his office,” Finkel said.
Greg Abbott Open To Talking About Some Marijuana Reform The governor signed legislation in 2015 that legalized marijuana use for people with epilepsy, and he’s now talking to advocacy groups