Beto O'Rourke, a marijuana legalization advocate, just beat Rep. Sylvestre Reyes in a Texas Democratic primary. Reyes tried to use O'Rourke's drug sanity against him:
Erik Altieri cheers:
Let’s hope this is just another in an ongoing wave of pro-reform candidates being elected into office, replacing those who employ tired drug war rhetoric to continue the costly failure that is cannabis prohibition. The people want it. If the politicians aren’t willing to take a stand and change the policy, it is time we start changing the politicians.
A more pessimistic take on drug war politics here.