A recent survey found that 67% of Texans support recreational cannabis
WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS, TEXAS IS DIVIDED. A recent survey from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University found that 67% of Texans support the sale and use of recreational cannabis. Yet possession here of up to 2 ounces of cannabis is a Class B misdemeanor and can land people in jail for up to 180 days.
The medical use of cannabis has been legalized in Texas since Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Texas Compassionate Use Act into law in 2015. But it doesn’t serve all who need the help. For years, many Texans who preferred to use cannabis to deal with debilitating ailments couldn’t do so in their home state.
“I know many people who struggle with that in the military, and cannabis is something that they lean on to help them, whether it’s with their anxiety or physical pains or whatever they got going on,” says Houston hip-hop legend Paul Wall. “They now have to travel outside to deal with that; that’s not fair to them.”
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