Thursday, January 16, 2014

Legalize Medical Marijuana In Texas?

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Texas News Blog: With the legalization of medical marijuana use in two states, some in Texas are wanting the same kinds of laws to be passed here. I think it will be many years before Texas voters and elected representatives will legalize marijuana for medical use, but in the end it will happen. In the old days, when I was young, the government spent millions of dollars to scare folks about the dangers of using even a small amount of marijuana. So in effect, they terrified non 'pot' users into believing that marijuana would cause serious brain damage. Of course - that was not the truth, but changing the minds of people who have been brainwashed by a multi-million dollar government advertising campaign can be a long and drawn out process. The state of Texas is divided into two different groups of people. The first and oldest group resides in the most rural areas of the state and tend to be the most conservative when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or any new drug. The other half of Texans live in large metropolitan areas like Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio. Those residents are more open to legalizing marijuana for medical use. Does marijuana work any better at treating the conditions and side effects of some terrible diseases than other legal prescriptions? I don't know the answer to that question, but many in the medical community are starting to say yes when they are asked that question. For many Texans, change is not something that is welcome when it comes to issues of morality and the legalization of drugs like marijuana. Some older folks will never believe marijuana is safe and will not support it's legalization. So what will probably happen is, older Texans will have to die-off, before medical marijuana legalization comes to the state.

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