US: "NM legalizes and Congress votes to decriminalize, but Texas continues to lag behind"

"Anyone over the age of 21 can now buy cannabis in New Mexico. Oklahoma’s medical cannabis laws are so lax, it might as well be legalized. The House just passed the MORE Act which would decriminalize cannabis federally. What does that mean for Texans? It’s time Texas gets its cannabis act together."

Susan Hays
Susan Hays, Democratic Nominee for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, recently released her Cannabis Road Map and believes that Texas can do cannabis better than every other state. “We have the medical and agricultural research institutions. We have the growing climates. We just need the political will.” Hays is a cannabis attorney. After decades of protecting Texans’ civil rights including reproductive and voting rights, Hays developed an expertise in cannabis law, becoming the first Texas cannabis Super Laywer.
“Texas has an anemic 'low-THC' medical cannabis program that limits what types of diseases and symptoms can be treated as if legislators know more about practicing medicine than doctors. The program also purports to cap the THC level at 1%. But medicine comes in milligrams, not percentages,” notes Hays.
“While more and more states legalize around Texas, more and more cannabis products are coming across the border and not the one the Republicans want to build a wall on. Cannabis is here. Texas just isn’t dealing with it. As tough as current Texas leaders like to sound, ironically, their failure to deal with cannabis reform and adequately fund criminal justice has created a void, and the market will always fill a void where there is money to be made.”
“Republicans’ refusal to take action puts public health and safety at risk as untested or inaccurately labeled products flood the market. Our forensic crime labs are hideously underfunded and lack the ability to test mystery substances in black-market vape pens ¾ much less keep up with processing rape kits. In short, Texas is doing cannabis bass-ackward. We need to fund criminal justice, protect public health, and legalize cannabis the right way.” 

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