Austin, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) — A proposal which would make Texas the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana use was approved in a bipartisan House panel vote – with the bill’s author citing his Christian values as cause for his support.
Being hailed as a historic victory and a surprise to Lone Star state lawmakers, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would make it legal to buy and sell marijuana in Texas, the Houston Chronicle reports. The panel’s three Democrats were joined by two Republicans to give House Bill 2165 a “decisive 5-2 victory.”
There is an old joke that I love, it has a man, upon being exonerated for stealing, saying to the judge, â€œDoes that mean I get to keep the watch?â€ Well, that is sort of what happened recently in Brant Township in Michigan, when a very distraught 54-year-old woman demonstrated that she wasnâ€™t quite clear on the role of the police. According to reports, the woman called authorities after two men broke into her home, and demanded her crop of marijuana. She then called the cops to report the fact that her marijuana plants had been stolen.
Officers responding to her call promptly arrested her on charges of manufacturing and delivering marijuana. She claimed the crop was for personal use, but did not have a medical marijuana card required under Michigan’s recently-passed laws on personal use of the drug.
Pfau said that this is the first case he can remember where someone complained to police about their drugs being stolen. ‘They’re just not reporting this,’ he told the Saginaw News. ‘She was pretty upset.’
Oh yeah, and my kids snorted all of my cocaine before going off on a tailgate party bender with terrorists.