Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke Says He Will ‘Be Getting More Involved’ In Legalizing Marijuana
Rep. Beto O’Rourke ran for Congress as a pro-pot legalization candidate, but even though he has focused on other hometown issues like immigration and veterans affairs since entering office, the Texas Democrat tells HuffPost he isn’t forgetting about drug policy reform.
“I will be getting more involved … but I will do so through the perspective of the community I represent,” O’Rourke said in an interview Friday. “I have three kids. I never want them to use it. I want to do everything I can to keep them away from it. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I stand a far better chance as a parent of controlling their exposure to that if it is controlled, if it’s taxed.” Read more