Majority of Texans for Marijuana Reform

Around the country, several states have already passed laws where possessing a small amount for personal consumption or buying it for that matter won’t get you thrown in jail or even charged for that matter. In some states possession of paraphernalia such a electronic vape pen or pipe which is known to have been used with an illegal drug can get you a stiff fine. In other states, recreational marijuana is legal, with medical marijuana being a legal alternative in nearly 2 dozen states. There are two paths for legislation to follow, both are good for the citizens and law enforcement. One way would be some sort of legalization for either medical or recreational use as we see in effect in other states. The other path would be to decriminalize possession to keep people from the judicial meat grinder.

In a recent poll by UT/Texas Tribune, 76 percent of Texas voters want to see some kind of reform to the marijuana laws in Texas. Only 24 percent of citizens want the laws to remain the same. I imagine those are people from a different generation which didn’t have the information we have now. Let’s face it,

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E-Cigarettes, Vaporizers and The New Legal Landscape

Nobody thinks that smoking cigarettes is a safe thing to do. With the public moves to ban smoking around other people, a smoker really feels like an outcast, which is the point. In steps e-cigarettes, an alternative to smoking traditional cancer sticks. Every state but Utah and North Dakota have vaper friendly laws that pertain to the public use of these new vapor pens.

Smoking an Electronic Cigarette

Take New Orleans for example. By next month smoking will be banned with in the city limits. This has angered a lot of citizens of Louisiana. The casinos are abundant and a lot of people puff away all day in those places. Not to mention all the bars, pubs, and restaurants in the French Quarter. Now with vapes, smokers will have something to ease them in to this new legal territory.

With e-cigs and vape pens, the user normally exhales inert water vapor. No harmful second hand smoke for the other patrons to be exposed to. It doesn’t bother people unless they already have are the type of person that tries to enforce their social expectation onto strangers. The biggest benefits are really to ex-cigarette smokers. They can smoke in peace

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Alaska votes to legalize Marijuana

Alaskans can finally light up legally now. Alaskans voted 52 percent in favor of Ballot Measure 2 on Tuesday making it a historic victory for Alaska residents.

Colorado and Washington pulled in an estimated 800 million in revenue so this should be a welcome jolt to Alaska’s economy and will create thousands of jobs and endless opportunity, not to mention the police can quit wasting time on those old silly marijuana laws and focus their energy on real crime. Prison lobby won’t like this.

Alaska joins Colorado, Washington, and Oregon as the first states that legalized recreational pot use. The initiative isn’t expected to be law until late November, 90 days after the election is certified. This initiative will allow a person over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce and not exceeding 6 plants. Let me note that this is still illegal under federal law.

“Tuesday’s vote marked the third attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Alaska, following unsuccessful measures in 2000 and 2004. The state’s voters legalized medical marijuana in 1998. Despite a number of states loosening marijuana laws, the plant remains banned by the federal government, which classifies it

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