Kinky Friedman pushing pot as hopeful Ag Commissioner

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HOUSTON, TX – Ready to get Kinky Houston? You better be. The original pioneer of Texas cool is in town pushing his campaign for Agriculture Commissioner and there’s one cash crop in particular he want’s to talk about: the mean green, aunt mary, black bart – you know what it is, marijuana.

“We’re not talking about long-haired hippies smoking dope here, we’re talking about the future of Texas,” Kinky Friedman said when we asked about his campaign across Texas.

The king of kink met with folks at the Midtown Bar and Grill to talk about his plan for turning Texas crop production around. And with legal marijuana sales soaring in Colorado, he’s ready to take things here to a whole other level.

“You look at Colorado, that little piss-ant state is making handfuls of millions of dollars. Texas would be much, much bigger, it would effectively end the war on drugs. And, by the way, you have the finest cancer hospital in the world right here in Houston – M.D. Anderson – with absolutely no medicinal marijuana program.”

Kinky’s plan doesn’t just call for the legalization of marijuana, he want’s to get farmers in on the deal and is calling for full-scale marijuana and hemp production.

“You can get about three-times the amount of paper out of an acre of hemp than you can an acre of trees,” says Steve Nolin with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

“If they were allowed to grow hemp instead of cotton,” Kinky says of Texas farmers, “they would only need half the water, they would produce two-and-a-half times the fiber, and zero pesticides for hemp.”

Currently the worlds biggest supplier of hemp products, like rope and paper, is China. any guess who the biggest consumer is? Yep. the good ol’ U-S-of-A. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.