Group claims more than 90% of Texans behind marijuana legalization

A Texas group says their survey shows marijuana regulation may be more popular than football in Texas.

Progress Texas surveyed more than 9,000 people. 92.6% of respondents said they are behind total decriminalization. 98.3% support medicinal use, and 91.7% support full regulation.

“I think that we could recalibrate the laws and adjust them a bit just to make it more fair,” said Phillip Martin, Deputy Director of Progress Texas. “We don’t need to send someone to jail just for small possession or use. It’s not a good use of taxpayer money and it follows somebody for the rest of their life.”

The confidential survey was launched in early April. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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