Should the state lower penalties for marijuana possession?
Comment: There are so many people who need it to help with pain. Also, the chemo patients who need it to help with side effects by Kimberly
Comment: Its just nonsense for a person to get punished for a natural grown herb. by Sheniqua
Comment: Why would I care what others do if it doesn't hurt/affect me? by brandon
Comment: It's a victimless crime. It's just a way for the state to generate revenue. Who is one man to tell another what to consume or own? by Steven
Comment: I haven't smoked marijuana since high school but I do believe it should be legal and we need harder criminals in jail than someone smoking a joint. by Mel
Comment: They should make it legal.. by eileen
Comment: lower penalties will free up the courts and the jails for the "real" criminals. Its equal to sending speeders to jail. by Lou
Comment: God created the marijuana plant. It has many uses that are beneficial to the environment and to mankind that do not involve smoking or ingesting the plant.
Comment: Weed is a gift from god just like daisy tullips sunflowers ECT.
Comment: Legalize marajuana and take the power away from drug cartels, this is the first step by Sara
Comment: I have never smoked marijuana. My nephew got caught with a small amount and I had to pay to get him release from jail. Don't we have more important things to worry about? by Matt
Comment: Cigarettes and alcohol are worst and have proven to be very deadly.it doesnt stop society from using,leave jail space for real criminals by jen
Comment: Should be legal like Colorado
Comment: We can use the court systems for more important stuff than just getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar by Roger
Comment: It wastes too much time for police to arrest ppl w/ less possession of marijuana and more on ppl w/ the really bad drugs. by Alfred
Comment: Pot users are not of violent nature. They need to free up the jails for people like murders(including dwi)and others. by Amber
Comment: They should legalize marijuana. Marihuana is safer than alcohol!! by Sandra
Comment: I believe we should leagalize marijuana it is a proven fact that it produces a mass count of white blood cells and is said to help focus an balance out autistic children as well as cure multiple diseases.... by matt
Comment: Prohibition doesn't work. Quit wasting my tax dollars, and start taxing pot. by stephanie
Comment: Decriminalization is far better than legalization. Small amounts could be grown for one's own use, for instance. The current marijuana laws, though an improvement over past times, are dated now. They clog up the criminal justice system with useless cases over a harmless substance. by philip
Comment: I don't smoke it, but it doesn't bother me if someone else does...also it's my hard earned tax dollars taking care of the people who are in jail and to me it's a minor offense to spend $1000's of dollars. by Traci
Comment: This is Texas what are we waiting for. Less penalties, less wasted tax payers money for jail expenses and police officers time, oh don't forget less crime! by Elizabeth
Comment: Yes, Jail time should be for real crimes and real criminals not someone trying to smoke a little pot by Steven
Comment: i think our tax dollars should be used to catch people commiting rreal crimes, i.e. murder,rape,selling and posseing man made narcotics by Kevin
Comment: There's a lot more serious crimes out there than marijuana, which is given to actually help with illnesses. by Janie
Comment: Our tax money should not be waisted arresting people for it. Alcohol related incidents should be our focus. by Moses
Comment: It only makes sense... We are spending way too much on this war on drugs - and every report I have read says it failed a long time ago. Prohibition took far less time to overturn than our modern day version... It doesn't make sense any more and it's costing us Billions every year it continues!! Don't we have enough money problems in our Nation? by Aubrey
Comment: Yes. The state's laws against marijuana is ridiculous. It is wasting billions of dollars on jailing tens of thousands of people just for possession of a small amount, all the while permanently staining their records. Personally, I think it should be fully legalized, but this would be a good start. by Chris
Comment: Definately, it's a trivial law that costs too much to enforce for little benefit. by Elizabeth
Comment: Why go to jail for a small amount and take up law enforcement time, when they could just write you a ticket. by Alejandro
Comment: Every informed, consulting adult should be able to put whatever he or she wants into his own body - katsup, cocaine, battery acid... But there must be protection for others. Someone driving 'stoned' is as dangerous as someone driving while drunk or texting. by Robert
Comment: The penalties are archaic and excessive. Lessen Law Enforcements load so that they can dedicate real time and more money on preventing crime and apprhending, prosecuting and housing real criminals. by Donald
Comment: yes to many good people are getting in life long trouble for nothing. concetrate on violent crime property crime ect. by Eddie
Comment: It will save the state big money. And how many people die from smoking or consuming marijuana a year?... Almost none compared to alcohol. by Alyssa
Comment: There is way too many smoking pot now, children should not have to be around this as it is! by Catherine
Comment: Should the state lower the dwi law for being a little drunk not a lot drunk by D
Comment: There needs tougher laws on marijuana. by Ben
Comment: The should raise the penalties there to kids that and adults that start somk por and say Its not a gate way but every hevy drug user or ex drug user i know days they started on marihuanna an nobody ive every meat that sayed they started heavy drugs and have Neaver smoked por so Im a firm bealiver that marijuanna Is a gate way drug my bokical mom was a drug my adopted Granda Diead from id on prescrision drugs and I have Neaver and will Neaver touch drgs by Tim
Comment: Absolutely not, marijuana is an illegal drug and the penalties should actually be stiffer! by Don
Comment: Lock up the users and throw away the key.This dope ruins too many lives !!! by lee
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