Marijuana Reform Is Important, But They Want To Stop It
The Sheriffs’ Association Of Texas is a VERY conservative organization and has been since its founding in 1874. Totally against marijuana reform, the disturbing way this group opposes it says a lot about them.
Whether you use marijuana or not, we know for a fact that the racist War on Drugs was all about discriminatory policing, targeting Black communities, and locking people up. Guess who’s still supporting these outdated policies? The Sheriffs’ Association.
This organization even goes as far as using debunked MYTHS - like “marijuana use ‘increases criminality’” - to oppose changes in marijuana laws. Even MEDICAL marijuana is a problem for them.
As such, less than 2 ounces of marijuana can land you in jail for up to 180 days in Texas!
In 2018, Governor Greg Abbott said he’s open to marijuana reform that fines people instead of locking them up, but The Sheriffs’ Association Of Texas is working to make sure this doesn’t happen.
Black people are currently overrepresented in Texas prisons and jails. Marijuana reform is a great step in the right direction because jailing or imprisoning more Black people for the sake of racist politics won’t help at all.
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