More Bipartisanship

Grits for Breakfast is reporting that a medical marijuana bill has been filed in the Texas legislature.

Today Austin Democrat Elliot Naishtat filed HB 658, which would provide an affirmative defense to prosecution in state court for patients possessing medical marijuana and for doctors who prescribe it. House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Terry Keel, a Republican, also from Austin, will be a joint author.

Furthermore, Grits points to poll showing 75% of Texans support such a proposal.