Take a look at the 2014 Texas NORML Voters' Guide. Tell everyone you know who is concerned with the legal status of The Herb to look at it, too.
Candidates for County Judgeships and other county offices are pretty far down the page. You will find my responses there, but not Ed Emmett's. I'm sure Judge Emmett is too busy to answer questions from a public policy advocacy group like the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Most of the candidates who bothered to complete NORML's brief questionnaire support either legalization or decriminalization of cannabis. Some candidates apparently were afraid they'd get a contact high just from opening email from NORML. You may not be surprised to see a lot of G's and L's represented. Those would be Greens and Libertarians, not Gays and Lesbians.
I was surprised not to see Remington Alessi's responses (Green Congressional candidate in District 18), but an interesting entry from an Independent candidate for the same seat, Vincent Duncan. Says Duncan, explaining his opposition to medical marijuana, legalization, and decriminalization:
"In My Mind We Are An Overly Medicated Society, Prescribed Or Recreational." (Initial Caps His.)
For the record, my friend Remington has hosted fund-raisers at the Last Concert Café. Anyone who spends much time at Last Concert knows the attitude of most patrons toward cannabis, and Remington certainly does too.
Toward the bottom, NORML prints some quotes from candidates who did not respond to the questionnaire, but have expressed their positions previously. In the race for Governor, Sen. Wendy Davis is cautiously in favor of decriminalization; Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott "supports current drug policy." Libertarian Kathie Glass articulates her party's line and favors complete legalization: "Medical or recreational, treat marijuana like beer. Green candidate Brandon Parmer and did not get his answers in on time.
For what it's worth, the Democrat candidate for District Attorney in Harris County personally favors legalization, but would not be in a position to advocate for it.
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