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Dale Mantey is a Democrat running for U.S. Congressional District 17.

A candidate for United States Congress in central Texas isn’t shying away from the issue of changing marijuana laws. Dale Mantey, who seeks to unseat incumbent Rep. Bill Flores in District 17, has made some of the boldest statements yet regarding the nation’s marijuana policies.

From a congress who barely breaks a single digit approval rating, a bill has been passed with the help of most Texas representatives, which gives congress the power to sue the president for not enforcing federal marijuana laws, even as a solid majority of Americans want to see the plant

While Ted Cruz didn’t intend to make Obama look good on the subject of marijuana legalization, he unwittingly did when he criticized Obama the other day for not arresting cannabis consumers in Colorado.

A representative from Texas recently compared the tactics of the National Security Agency program to busting cannabis consumers by tracking down stolen potato chips. Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican out of Tyler, was on the House floor railing against the NSA program which collects bulk phone records when he recalled