Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

A Republican Wants To Repeal Texas' Pot Laws 

click to enlarge harvest-of-tempe-medical-marijuana-dispensary3.jpg


A Republican legislator who rode the Tea Party wave to office in 2010 just filed a bill to repeal Texas' marijuana laws.



David Simpson, a conservative from Longview, wants to legalize it. 

He filed the bill Monday and if it were to somehow pass, marijuana offenses would be removed from the Lone Star State's criminal code.

Coinciding with the filing, Simpson wrote a guest column for TribTalk where he lays out "The Christian case for drug law reform."

"As a Christian, I recognize the innate goodness of everything God made and humanity's charge to be stewards of the same," Simpson wrote. "In fact, it's for this reason that I'm especially cautious when it comes to laws banning plants. I don't believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix."

Simpson goes on to say the failure of alcohol prohibition should have been a lesson, and that the government's "war on drugs" has resulted in the creation of dangerous synthetic drugs. 

"Civil government should value everything God made and leave people alone unless they meddle with their neighbor," Simpson wrote.

Simpson has filed ten other bills this year, which you can read here.

Here's a copy of his proposal to repeal Lone Star State marijuana laws:

HB02165I


Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation