DALLAS - The pro-pot battle in Texas is heating up. A commercial is now airing in the DFW and across the state that supports decriminalizing marijuana.
“I know of no instance in my entire career where someone was acting out under the influence of marijuana," retired narcotics detective Russell Jones says in the ad. “Law enforcement have better things to do with their time than marijuana possession.”
Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy is behind the ad which started airing Tuesday on CNN, ESPN, and Fox News Channel in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio. and Austin. It runs through Thursday, the deadline for the Texas House to pass a bill that would decriminalize simple marijuana possession.
“I think I speak for all Texans in gratitude for the legislation who have moved forward on these efforts,” Kate Mullen with Green Rush Texas said.
Green Rush Texas is debuting their advertising campaign on a digital billboard in Arlington.
“I’ve had some encouraging feedback on our Facebook page where people have said they were excited about the billboard going up.” Mullen said
Green Rush is trying to help folks who want to deal in the business of weed, like head shops or bakeries that hope to set up shop in the Lone Star State.
“The Dallas and Tyler events are information and education events, kind of a general overview about what's happening in the marijuana business when it gets legal in Texas,” Mullen said.
With more and more people jumping on the bandwagon, it just might put a new spin on reefer madness.