VIDEO/Texas: Rick Perry Defends States' Rights to Legalize Pot

Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014 19:17 - Written by

A champion for states' rights is breaking away from his conservative roots. The Governor of Texas is on the side of pot and those states which have legalized it. Governor Rick Perry said today he doesn't think putting minor drug offenders in jail is the right thing to do. Instead, he believes courts should consider rehab and other alternative sentences. While Perry is appealing for lighter punishments for weed offenses, he says Texas won't be the next state to legalize it.