Marijuana and drug legalization is turning into a red-hot issue in Texas’s red-hot U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
A piece on the Marijuana Moment website by Kyle Jaeger sketches out how pot (and other drug) legalization is increasingly shaping the race.
O’Rourke has made marijuana legalization a major plank in his campaign platform. He wants to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level. He also supports expunging the criminal records of people who have been convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses.
And as a Congressman he has supported several proposed marijuana reform bills in the House, including measures that would expand marijuana research, increase access to medical marijuana for veterans, and prevent federal interference in states that have legalized recreational or medical pot.
He was the lead sponsor of a bill that would repeal a law that reduces highway funding for states that don’t…