Polling Center: Legal Pot in Texas? Snuff the Thought

As the country enters its experimentation phase with easing marijuana laws, developments in Colorado and Washington have lent an air of acceptability to widespread legalization among staunch advocates — and perhaps opponents, too, who just see this as another sign that the world has gone to pot. Even Gov. Rick Perry has publicly called for decriminalization (though he waited until he was in Switzerland to talk about it, and did so in the context of reducing prison populations).

But while the siren call of lower prison costs and increased state revenue along with the more familiar cries of "individual liberty ...

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