Texas Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis expressed approval of medical marijuana for the Lone Star state. With 58% approval for medical cannabis in the latest poll it could become a factor for the election depending on Republican candidate Greg Abbott’s stance; so far there has been no reply/comment from his campaign. With medical as a foreseeable possibility, Texas still trails other parts of the nation with only 41% supporting full cannabis legalization.
“I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for,” Davis told the Dallas Morning News‘ editorial board Tuesday.
“I don’t know where the state is on that, as a population. Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that,” she told the newspaper.
“From a philosophical position, do I have any objections to the fact that citizens might want to legalize marijuana? No, I don’t,” Davis told the Dallas Morning News editorial board in an interview that appeared on its website. “But I think watching to see how this experiment plays out in other states is probably advisable before I could tell you for sure.”