Two states in the Deep South consider legislation to ‘soften’ marijuana laws

Marijuana legalization in Texas and LouisianaThe Raw Story reports that Republican governors in Texas and Louisiana have issued statements softening their stance on marijuana use and punishment.

On Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry told an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that “I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization.”

Meanwhile Governor Bobby Jindal told the New Orleans Times-Picayune last Wednesday that he would be “open” to the idea of legalizing medical marijuana under strict, limited circumstances.


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