Nathan Johnson (D - TX)
(From an interview with the Dallas Morning News):
What is your position on proposals to (a) legalize medicinal use of marijuana and (b) reclassify possession of small amounts of pot as a fine-only offense? Does this language need to be updated?
“I favor both proposals. They will alleviate suffering, decrease expense in medicine and in criminal justice, increase productivity (by, among other things, allowing small-time users to be gainfully employed), and promote family cohesion.“
During the primaries Nathan had this to say to Texas NORML:
“Regarding the legalized and regulated use of marijuana (Question
3), I think Texas needs more time and more data before asking the public to decide the matter. Other states are currently serving as laboratories. Data from their experiences will affect attitudes here, and will help the discussion proceed on a more informed, less conjectural basis. De-criminalization, meanwhile, is urgent, benevolent, and beneficial to the state.”
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Post Office Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711