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Texas Gov. Rejects Move to Legalize Marijuana

 
Texas Gov. Rejects Move to Legalize Marijuana
Posted February 23rd, 2014 @ 2:52pm by KFBK News

Texas Governor Rick Perry flatly rejects any move to legalize pot in the Lone Star State. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union with a panel of governors - Perry says he doesn't support legalizing marijuana for recreational use. He says 'What we've done in the state of Texas - about a decade ago - is started looking at adjusting the penalties for criminal usage of marijuana.'

The Texas Republican says his state has recieved compliments from President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder over its handling of marijuana prosecutions. Perry says populations are declining in Texas thanks to the adjusting criminal penalties for drug use.

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