Friedman to run for agriculture commissioner, aims to legalize marijuana

Friedman to run for agriculture commissioner, aims to legalize marijuana

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DALLAS - NOVEMBER 3: Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman speaks at a campaign event at the Backyard Beach Bar November 3, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. Texas voters go to the polls November 7 to decide between Friedman, incumbent Republican Rick Perry, Democrat Chris Bell and independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn. (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

KERRVILLE, Texas — Kinky Friedman announced that he is running for Texas Agriculture commissioner as a Democrat in 2014 with the promise to legalize the medical and personal use of marijuana and marijuana in Texas.

According to a press release announcing his candidacy, Friedman said he also intends to restore hemp as a top cash crop in Texas.

Friedman said he promises to show that the ending of a prohibition that should never have been is a personal choice and states’ rights issue, as well as an education funding issue, a water conservation issue, a prison population reduction issue and a border protection issue.

Friedman said that he will prove that legalization and the resultant taxation will benefit Texas and reduce the overall tax burden of all Texans, while funding the state’s growth far into the future.

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