Saturday, March 25, 2006

Wow! Texas League of Women Voters Adopts Policy Positions Supporting Needle Exchange, Medical Marijuana

The Drug War Chronicle reports that the Texas League of Women Voters' (LWV) new official position on medical marijuna is that "Laws regarding drug abuse and drug addiction should include no criminal penalties for cannabis (marihuana) possession when recommended by a physician." Good for them! The Texas LWV also backed needle exchange programs as part of an array of education programs to keep kids from starting to use drugs as well as outreach programs aimed at adults. Congrats to Noelle Davis of Texans for Medical Marijuana and Suzanne Wills of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas, who are credited in the article for shepherding the new policies through LWV's policy development process.

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