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    Tea party-backed state lawmaker wants marijuana legalized

    Tea party-backed state lawmaker wants marijuana legalized

    Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:02 pm | Updated: 7:03 pm, Tue Mar 3, 2015.
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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.

    Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview filed his proposal late Monday. In a statement, he said he seeks to "reframe the current marijuana discussion."

    Simpson has long championed top libertarian causes but supports legalizing marijuana because of his devout Christian beliefs. In his words, "God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana that the government needs to fix."

    Unlike some states, Texas hasn't moved to ease restrictions on marijuana even for medical reasons. That makes it hard to imagine Simpson's plan gaining traction.


    Still, he argues it should be utilized for medical reasons, to produce fiber "or simply for beauty and enjoyment."

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    The War on Drugs is a monstrous and highly conspicuous failure.

    We tried Prohibition here at home, we tried interdiction in Columbia and are trying it again in Mexico. The result is always the same: rival drug gangs and massive corruption.

    The only drug policy which will work long term is legalization, regulation, taxation, and education. Anything else is a delusion.

    We may not always like the results of legalization. Certainly the kids who drink themselves to death during frat parties or frat pledges are a great sorrow. But we know from long experience that outlawing drugs - and alcohol is simply a legal drug - doesn't work in free societies.
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