by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Even suggesting the legalization of marijuana in Texas used to be a form of political suicide. Not a single representative of the Lone Star State would dare talk about it, but with the recent successes in Colorado, which just raked in over $3.5 million in tax revenue from recreational and medical marijuana sales in the first month of the year, and other states looking to cash in on the same pot train, it looks like notoriously conservative Texas might be changing its tune.
Voters certainly favor legalization. A poll conducted by The University of Texas and the Texas Tribune showed that 77 percent of registered voters in Texas believe in some form of legalization. Of that, 28 percent would agree only to medical legalization, while 49 percent are in favor of blanket legalization.
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