Robert Francis O'Rourke wants your vote, and he's making big promises if he becomes  governor of Texas.

KCEN-TV is reporting that Beto O'Rourke says it's time to legalize marijuana in the Lone Star state.

Support of Legal Marijuana in Texas

According to Marijuana Moment, a University of Texas and Texas Tribune survey showed that 60% of state voters now support making cannabis legal 'for any use'.

Twelve years ago in 2010, that number was only 42%.

In the most recent poll, only 13% of those surveyed want prohibition of marijuana maintained across the board in Texas.

Beto Campaign Promises

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that advocates reform of marijuana laws throughout the United States regarding both medical and non-medical use.

Leaders of the Texas chapter of NORML believes that the time has come for marijuana laws to change in Texas.

For the rare few prohibitionists that are left out there. I think that many of the issues that people have with cannabis can be addressed in thoughtful ways. We can make regulation that works for the state of Texas and empowers both businesses and consumers. To engage in a robust market which we deserve here in the state of Texas.

-Jax James, Executive Producer for Texas NORML

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Marijuana Decriminalization in Texas

Texas is already taking steps to lower penalties for weed possession.

With the upcoming election this May, voters in Austin will get a chance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana or eliminate low-level marijuana enforcement.

Beto's opponent is, of course, incumbent Governor Greg Abbott, who's actually expressed opposition to jailing people for small amounts of marijuana.

One thing is certain - the eyes of Texas will be watching the race for governor very closely!

Read More: Austin, Texas Set to Vote on Decriminalization of Weed in May



States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal

A fun collection of facts and photos! Learn which states have legalized recreational marijuana and when, plus some weed facts you may have never known.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.