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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:31 PM

Texas, Iowa and North Carolina Democratic Parties: Decriminalize Marijuana

Texas: Democratic Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

The Texas Democrats now join the growing list of state political parties throwing their support behind marijuana law reform. Earlier this year, the Colorado Democratic Party added marijuana legalization as a plank to their party’s platform and announced support for their state’s legalization ballot initiative, Amendment 64. 56% of Denver Country Republican Assembly also voted in favor of supporting this initiative. The state democratic party in Washington endorsed their legalization initiative, I-502, in late 2011


Iowa: Democrats Add Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp to Party Platform

At their state convention on June 16th, the Iowa Democrats adopted their 2012 platform. Two of the policies endorsed within were medical cannabis use and the industrial cultivation of hemp. You can view the full 2012 Iowa Democratic Party platform (at the link below)

Also worth noting, on June 2nd, the Washington State Democratic Party built upon their earlier endorsement of their state’s legalization initiative, I-502, by adding support for full marijuana legalization and medical cannabis as planks in their party platform. You can view the 2012 Washington State Democratic Party Platform (via the link below.) Recent data from Public Policy Polling has shown the majority Washington State voters support I-502.


North Carolina: Democratic Party Passes Resolutions in Support of Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp

Hot on the heels of the Texas Democratic Party’s endorsement of marijuana decriminalization, the North Carolina Democratic Party endorsed two resolutions in support of marijuana law reform of their own. On Saturday, June 16th, the party held their state convention in Raleigh, NC. During this meeting they passed two reform minded resolutions, one calling for the legalization of medical marijuana and one for the industrial cultivation of hemp. The official text of the resolutions are as follows:


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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:19 AM

1. a kick goodnight n/t

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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 08:23 AM

2. Texas Democrats are proud of their platform

I was at the Texas State Democratic Convention when this platform was adopted. Don Bankston from my county was responsible for writing this plank of the platform.

Texas Democrats are very happy with this platform http://www.democraticunderground.com/10782986

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 01:25 PM

3. congrats!

it looks like Democratic state parties are listening to the American people.

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