55% of Texans strongly support the recreational use of marijuana and 72% strongly support the medical use of that drug to treat or to help to treat illnesses. This is according to a new poll made by UT Tyler and Dallas Morning News.
In Texas, possession of marijuana is at least a Class B misdemeanor and punishable by up to six months in jail with a $2,000 fine. On the other hand, recreational use of marijuana is currently legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C. while marijuana is for medical purposes in 38 states and in D.C. Although possession of marijuana is still illegal in Texas, some urban zones such as Houston and Austin, have policies that allow small amounts of marijuana to avoid arrest.
The results of this recent poll add up to other polls that confirm that most Texan voters back the idea of legalizing pot either for recreational use or medical purposes.