AUSTIN (KXAN) — One group is hoping to change marijuana laws in Texas. The Marijuana Policy Project helped to pass Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws back in 2012, and now they’re setting up shop here in Austin.
The Marijuana Policy Project says they’re giving themselves five years to legalize marijuana in Texas. They’ve already helped pass similar laws in 19 other states, and now they’re bringing that same game plan to The Lone Star State.
“People in Texas think that change is impossible,” said Rob Kampia, The Marijuana Project’s executive director. “When I say our plan is five years, they’re sometimes surprised that it’s such a short term plan, but I think its completely reasonable.”