This is Texas. Government shouldn't tell us what we can or cannot grow in our backyards.
Clayton Tucker will be a strong voice for cannabis legalization in the Texas Senate.
The prohibition of cannabis has done more harm than good.
While Clayton recognizes there are many points of view concerning marijuana, he realizes that those who want to consume cannabis inevitably will, therefore we should regulate consumption to protect users from gangs and other harmful chemicals.
Fact: Alcohol and tobacco are more harmful to the human body than marijuana.
Fact: The prohibition of alcohol created the mafia and organized crime, just as the prohibition of cannabis fuel the cartels. Legalizing marijuana would harm the black market and lower crime.
Fact: Marijuana is an important medicine for veterans and others suffering from illness.
Clayton Tucker supports full-plant medical marijuana to everyone who needs it.
END CANNABIS PROHIBITION
The prohibition of alcohol created the mafia and other organized crime. The prohibition didn't prevent crime, rather it created crime. The prohibition of cannabis is no different.
Clayton Tucker will support the REAL Cannabis Legalization Act.
REAL stands for:
Must be 21 or older to purchase
Products only available through licensed retail outlets - no more street vendors
Establish a 3-tier system - product goes from manufacturer to retailer to consumer
$3.1 billion for Texas schools
Establish programs to eliminate opioid addiction and inform people about alternative medicines and treatments
Cannabis products sold in Texas must be grown in Texas
Create thousands of Texan jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and many other industries
Exonerate anyone convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses
$150 million in security resources for counties within 50 miles of the border
$150 million for big city and county police to combat cartel activity
Clayton Tucker promises to support any smart bill that promotes medical marijuana, decriminalization, and/or exonerations for past non-violent marijuana-related convictions.
Texas Fair Justice Act
Clayton Tucker plans to support the Texas Fair Justice Act as proposed by the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats.
The Act includes:
Statewide legalization of cannabis
Set up community re-entry programs
Fair bail reform
Protecting against officer abuses of discretion
Set up and mandate practices for restorative justice
Diversion programs and other prison alternatives
Ban the box
2ND AMENDMENT with MMJ (Guns)
Clayton Tucker knows that people with chronic pain and/or mental health diagnoses are not statistically more prone to violent behavior, and should not be under greater scrutiny for seeking treatment. In fact, they are more likely to be victims of violence, and access to treatment is essential.
Clayton agrees with disability advocates and veteran advocates that Background Checks for gun licenses and purchases should focus on checking for a history of violence (murder or attempted murder, domestic violence, and suicide attempts, for example) not the mere presence of mental illness or use of Medical Marijuana (MMJ).
4TH AMENDMENT (Search & Seizures)
Clayton Tucker recognizes that the War on Drugs has lead to the weakening of Texan's 4th Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizures. Clayton will seek for ways Texas can adequately protect our rights, including lobbying the federal government for change.