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A Republican Wants To Repeal Texas' Pot Laws



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:

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