If one were to take a cursory look at Texas and national politics, one might believe that the vast majority of state and national Republicans are against medical marijuana.
While prominent leaders like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may get much of the media attention, grassroots Republicans of all ages are pushing for real medical freedom and smaller government.
While campaigning in Colorado, then-nominee Donald Trump said he believed in medical marijuana and that legalization for other uses should be left to the states.
In 2016, at the Republican Party of Texas convention, delegates who are generally seen as some of the most conservative and active within the GOP decided that medical marijuana legalization should be expanded through the Compassionate Use Act that was originally passed by a Republican Legislature in 2015.
Currently, 29 states allow medical marijuana, with more looking to pass or expand programs. Oklahoma and Missouri, both of which are conservative states, will soon take up the issue and seem likely pass it. In Missouri, three initiatives are working their way to the ballot, and an even broader medical marijuana program is likely to be passed by the Republican-lead Legislature and signed into law by the recently elected Republican governor.
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