The various states in the US are moving rapidly on cannabis…decriminalisation a the very least and legalisation ¬†are being considered more and more.
Colorado has already fully legalised and now Texas Governor Rick Perry has lent his support to decriminalisation.
A proper and sensible debate is now being had on the issue, politicians are realising that prohibition hasn’t and won’t work and alternatives are now being sought.
Gov.¬†Rick Perry¬†signaled Thursday that he’s for the decriminalization of marijuana use ‚ÄĒ not legalization, but the softening of punishment for pot users in the border state.
‚ÄúAs governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization‚ÄĚ by introducing alternative ‚Äúdrug courts‚ÄĚ that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the¬†World Economic Forum¬†in Davos, Switzerland.
It’s the first time the governor, who’s voiced support for drug courts in the past, took a position on decriminalization in Texas.
His spokeswoman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug but is committed to policies that would lower the punishment for its use to keep smokers out of jail.¬† Read more »