Support Is Building For Recreational Marijuana Legalization in Texas – Bud Digest

“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana, he made a mistake that government needs to fix.”

Recreational Weed Legalization in Texas

In 2015 a state representative by the name of David Simpson proposed a bill which would have legalized recreational weed in Texas. Simpson’s argument, simple, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana, he made a mistake that government needs to fix.”

Although Texas lawmakers failed to pass marijuana legislation in 2017, support for legal cannabis seems to be building in the state. Advocates are optimistic that changes will come at the state’s next legislative session in 2019. Both political parties show support for reform of marijuana laws in their platforms.

At the recent GOP convention attendees approved a plank supporting “a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use.” Democrats also tweaked their platform to support full, statewide legalization. And democratic candidate for governor Lupe Valdez favors decriminalization and a serious discussion on full legalization.

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5 Pounds of Marijuana Donated to a Florida Thrift Store – Bud Digest

Four bags of vacuum-sealed marijuana turned up inside a tote bag near the clothing drop-off area outside the store, officials with the Sarasota Police Department told Fox 13.

Employees at the Pines Thrift Store in Sarasota, Florida, are curious after finding nearly 5 pounds of marijuana outside the shop last week.

The cops were called after an employee opened the bag and saw marijuana in the pouch.

The pot weighed about 4.7 pounds and is worth an estimated $5,400, ABC News reported.

To date, no arrests have been made, according to Fox 13, however, the Sarasota Police Department sent the bags off for testing to find the source if possible. The surveillance footage of the area is also being checked to help them in their investigation.