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Letter to the Editor: I Have a (Drug War) Dream 2015

I have a dream, that one day our legislators will hear the cries of the people and find it in their hearts to acknowledge the lies and deception at the core of the failed drug war. That they would make the choice to stand up and address the decades of damage done.

I have a dream, that one day average citizens like you and I are not made into criminals by unconstitutional and inhumane drug laws that do nothing other than create illegal black markets. That one day we are able to purchase our goods from reputable legal dispensaries, and put our tax dollars to work for the state.

I have a dream, that one day little boys and girls who suffer with terrible ailments will finally have legal access to safe, natural medicine that they never should have been restricted from. That doctors and their staff be free to discuss all treatments available, not just those deemed socially acceptable.

I have a dream, that one day our prison system will no longer be filled with non violent drug offenders, but instead house those whose hearts hold only evil and ill will toward others. That our police, judicial, and prison resources be directed at ending violent crimes, making our communities safer.

I have a dream, that before too long, Texas will make the appropriate changes to our drug laws to better serve Texans across the state. It isn’t an impossible dream, but it is one that will take all of us to see it come to fruition. Please talk to your friends and family about the benefits of changing marijuana laws in Texas. Call your representatives and let them know this is important to you. And join your local NORML chapter. Add your voice to the chorus already calling for legalization. Be a part of this fight. Lets make 2015 the year Texas takes the necessary steps to end the war on marijuana!

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Deyo
    September 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I totally agree with all you said. I don’t smoke weed nor do I really want to but it was put into prohibition for ALL THE WRONG REASONS. Our government is taking more and more of or freedoms away from us and giving us more taxes to pay. Well said