Colorado sheriff warns Texas against legalizing marijuana
WBAP News January 22, 2019
DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) — A Colorado sheriff is warning Texas to do its homework before taking any steps to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.
The Texas legislature is poised to consider five different bills related to the legalization of medical marijuana and one that proposes legalizing the possession, cultivation and sale of cannabis.
Bill Elder is the sheriff of El Paso County, 70 miles south of Denver. He told Fox News San Antonio, “(Marijuana) is dangerous. We have seen an uptick in criminal activity. Violent criminal activity.”
Sheriff Elder is leading the fight against marijuana crimes in Colorado. He has processed more pot-related crimes than any other law enforcement official in the state. He blames Colorado’s legislature for legalizing weed in 2000 without first considering the possible ramifications.
“This is not your dad’s marijuana, this is not ditch weed this is highly potent technically grown marijuana,” Elder said. He warns Texas to do its homework and learn from Colorado’s mistakes.
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